1 1/2 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Cherry Heering
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Cream
1 Egg White
3 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake once without ice and once with. Top with root beer, garnish with cherries, and add a straw.
For a final drink, bartender Joel at Sichuan Garden offered up a Fizz drink for dessert. With Cynar as a base spirit and root beer as the bubbles, it sounded intriguing especially after recalling how well Cynar paired with Root liqueur in the El Toro. For a name, I dubbed it the Hires Fizz with a nod to the Ramos and to the creator of modern day root beer, Charles Hires. Once mixed, the root beer notes filled the nose. A rich, creamy caramel sip led into a swallow that began with the earthy and complex root beer and Cynar pairing and ended with a lingering cherry flavor.
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)!