1/3 jigger Bacardi (1 oz Ryan & Wood Folly Cove)
1/3 jigger Calvados (1 oz Morin Selection)
2 dash Apricot Brandy (1/2 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot)
1 dash Lemon (1/2 oz)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added a lemon twist.
After the End of Days, I opened up my copy of Boothby's 1934 World Drinks And How To Mix Them and spotted the Sonora which seemed like an intriguing split spirits Daisy. Once mixed, the twist's lemon oil joined the fruitiness of the apricot liqueur and prepared the mouth for the lemony sip. The swallow then alternated between rum and apple flavors and ended with an apricot 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, 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)!