1 oz Cruzan Blackstrap Rum
3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz St. George Raspberry Liqueur (*)
Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass. Fill with ice cubes, top with 2 oz soda water, and add a straw.
(*) Raspberry syrup would work in a pinch.
Two Thursdays ago, I ventured down to Brick and Mortar where Matthew Schrage and Nic Mansur were manning the stick. Matt mentioned that he had been tinkering with a drink but could not get it right, so he asked for some feedback. After a few iterations, this was my favorite recipe of the bunch. I rather enjoyed its dark herbal aroma that came across as an almost celery note. The dark berry on the sip was brightened by the lime's crispness. Finally, the swallow began with the caramel and molasses flavors and ended with an herbal finish. Later as the ice melted, the swallow gained more pineapple 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!