3/4 oz Old Overholt Rye
3/4 oz Hispaniola Mamajuana Spiced Rum
3/4 oz Nocino Walnut Liqueur
3/4 oz Pineau des Charentes
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.
Two Mondays ago, we ventured over to Brookline Village to eat at Pomodoro. For one of our cocktails, bartender Stephen Shellenberger made us a straight spirits drink using a Dominican spiced rum, Hispaniola Mamajuana, that he was excited about not only for the great price point but for its great flavor profile. He mixed it in an autumnal way with walnut liqueur and rye, and he capped off the four equal parts drink with one of his other favorites, Pineau des Charentes. For a name, I paid tribute to Pomodoro's neighborhood; the James Everell in question is the first person who reported an UFO in what later became Brookline. His sighting recorded by Governor John Winthrop was backed up by other people's reports, and Winthrop vouched for his character as a "sober, discreet man." Once mixed, the drink offered up a walnut and whiskey aroma. A dark malty and grape sip gave way to a nutty whiskey swallow with a spiced 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.
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!