1 1/2 oz Plymouth Sloe Gin
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Ricard Pastis
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 Egg White
Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a Fizz glass and top with 1 oz soda water.
Two Mondays ago, we headed over to Eastern Standard for dinner after my DJ set was over. There, I asked bartender Kevin Martin for the Pastis Fizz off of the egg section of their menu. Despite being called the Pastis Fizz, it seemed more like a Sloe Gin Fizz given the dominant ingredient in the recipe; however, pastis does have some flavor potency. Moreover, it reminded me a little of Eastern Standard's Berry Fizz from several years ago. Once mixed and presented to me, I was impressed that Eastern Standard had acquired proper Fizz glasses instead of trying to make the drink style in Highballs or Collins glasses twice the size (or more); so cheers to that attention to detail! Next, an anise-scented nose preceded a creamy, berry, and lemon sip. The anise returned on the swallow along with a lingering lemon note.
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.
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