1 1/2 oz Zucca Amaro
1 1/2 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
1 barspoon Crème de Cassis
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.
Two Thursdays ago after getting dinner in Central Square, I decided to stop into Puritan & Company to try out a drink from their new cocktail menu. I was in the mood for something light, so I asked bartender Josh Cole for The Dissenter, and Josh described how it was one of the opening bartender's creation. Once mixed, it offered Zucca's herbal aromas on the nose. A grape-driven sip was bolstered by the cassis, and the swallow shared Zucca's bitter flavors and finished with a tart cassis note. I am always impressed at how Zucca can carry such simple cocktail recipes such as the Monopatín and the 11+2/12+1.
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!