1 oz Pimm's No. 1
1/2 oz Drambuie
1/2 oz Cocchi Americano
1/4 oz Averna
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Celery Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe and flame a lemon twist over the top (I omitted the flaming aspect).
After remaking the Sea Captain's Sazerac two Tuesdays ago, I reached for Food & Wine: Cocktails 2013 and spotted the So Say Kaiser. Melissa Hayes of Atlanta's Holeman & Finch created the drink, and I have to imagine that she was inspired by the infamous character Kaiser Söze from 1995's The Usual Suspects movie. Once mixed, the So Say Kaiser offered a lemon oil aroma with a darker note from perhaps the Averna amaro. A lemon, caramel, and honey sip then led into a Scotch and herbal swallow with a celery note on the finish. Overall, the libation was light, sweet, and perfect for the season.
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.
drink & tell: a boston cocktail book
A collection of drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore). Follow the buzz on D&T's Facebook fan page!