2 oz Bols Genever
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Wednesdays ago, we paid a visit to Myers & Chang for dinner. For a drink, Andrea selected the Jade Mountain which appeared like a riff on the classic Bijou Cocktail except using Genever and Angostura Bitters instead of gin and orange bitters. It turns out that the proportions were also a little different, but I have seen similar spirits-driven versions of the Bijou presented before. Once mixed, the Jade Mountain offered a Green Chartreuse aroma. A herbal and grape sip transitioned into a malt and Chartreuse swallow that ended with Bols Genever's wormwoody finish.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
boston cocktail books!
The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!