1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Rhum JM Blanc
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 tsp Cane Syrup (JM Rhum)
2 dash Absinthe
Build in an Old Fashioned glass. Stir with crushed ice and garnish with grated lime zest.
Two Saturdays ago, we began the cocktail hour by making the Rhum Dandy Shim from the The Art of the Shim book. The recipe was crafted by Craig Lane at Bar Agricole in San Francisco back in 2010 by making a lower proof version of a Rhum Dandy. Once mixed, the freshly grated lime zest contributed wonderful citrus oils to the aroma. A lime and grape sip then gave way to a grassy rhum flavor that blended elegantly into the absinthe notes. Overall, the Rhum Dandy Shim came across like an absinthe and vermouth-tinged version of a 'Ti Punch.
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.
boston cocktail books!
The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!