3/4 oz Plantation 3 Star Silver Rum
3/4 oz Old Monk Rum
1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano Rosa
1/2 oz Grenadine
Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass, twist an orange peel over the top, and garnish with freshly grated cinnamon.
For my final drink at West Bridge, I requested the D.C. Flip from bartender Chris Danforth for I had not had an egg drink in quite a while. Chris described how the Flip as a collaborative effort of a few of the bartenders; moreover, he explained that the "D.C." stands for District of Columbia as a riff on the El Presidente. Once prepared, the D.C. Flip greeted the nose with orange oil and cinnamon notes. A creamy sip shared fruit flavors from the grenadine and Cocchi Americano Rosa, and it led into a rum, clove spice, and lime swallow. Over time, the cinnamon from the garnish entered into the flavor profile on the 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!