2 oz Irish Whiskey (Knappogue Castle 1995)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Honey Syrup (1:1)
Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Saturdays ago, I decided to make a Highball that I spotted on SeriousEats called the Copywriter. The recipe was created by Steven Weiss of Craftbar in New York City, and I was drawn towards it because it seemed like a tall and less herbal version of John McElroy's Sacrilege. Once mixed, the Copywriter offered a lemon oil and Irish whiskey aroma. A lemon, grape, honey, and malt medley on the sip slid into a smoothed whiskey swallow with floral 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.
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!