1 1/2 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
1 oz Lustau Palo Cortado Sherry
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/4 oz Aveze Gentian Liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass.
After the Pipe Dream at Estragon, I asked to peek into bartender Sahil Mehta's recipe notebook, and there I spotted the Cesare. Sahil explained that he named this recipe after Cesare Borgia, the Italian nobleman, politician, and cardinal who was the son of Pope Alexander VI. Once mixed, the Cesare offered a smokey and herbal aroma. A honeyed grape sip gave way to a smokey mezcal swallow with bitter and earthy herbal finishing notes. Overall, there was a savory aspect to the drink that added a bit of intrigue to the drink.
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!