1 1/2 oz Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum
1/2 oz Smith & Cross Rum
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
3 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a Highball glass filled with ice. Add a straw.
The libation I requested from bartender Sabrina Kershaw at the Franklin Café was the Water Wings. The idea of a Tiki drink seemed perfect for the warm summer evening, and the medley of ingredients seemed like it could do no wrong. Once mixed, the Water Wings floated a pineapple aroma by the nose. The sip was rather fruity from the pineapple and Curaçao, and the swallow began with the richly flavored rums and spice. Finally, the pineapple returned on the finish along with the falernum's clove notes.
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, Amazon, 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)!