1 oz Lustau East India Sherry
1 oz Kronan Swedish Punsch
1/2 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Twist a lemon peel over over the top.
Two Sundays ago, Andrea was in the mood to go to Myers & Chang for dinner. Afterwards, we ventured the several blocks walk to visit Merrill & Co. for a nightcap where we were greeted by bartender Byron Lepine. For a start, Andrea requested the Battle Over Dutch which was one that I was eying for the pairing of Swedish Punsch and sherry has worked well together in drinks like the Capetown and Tarpon. Once mixed, it offered a lemon oil aroma over the Swedish Punsch's tea and spice notes. A sweet grape and lemon sip gave way to a swallow filled with the punsch's funk, a light nuttiness from the sherry, and a chocolate finish. The Battle Over Dutch gained a touch of sweetness when it warmed up though, but overall, the ingredients made for a great combination.
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!