2 oz Tequila Ocho Plata
1/2 oz Lustau Oloroso Sherry
1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Sundays ago, we ventured over to the Fenway area to visit bartender John Mayer at his new home, Citizen Public House. For a first drink, John suggested a tequila number that he had been working on; with sherry in the mix, I was certainly game. Once prepared, the drink began with a robust agave aroma that was punctuated by floral notes. A grape and lime sip led into a nutty tequila swallow with a Maraschino finish. Indeed, it was no surprise that the oloroso sherry worked rather well with the Maraschino liqueur here.
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!