1 oz Old Monk Rum
1 oz Becherovka
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/4 oz Punt e Mes
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist and add straws.
For a second drink at The Independent, I requested the Calico Jack from bartender Casey Keenan. Casey described how bar manager Lauren adapted a recipe from Beta Cocktails that was whiskey based; in a quick perusal of the book, I was unable to spot what exactly the inspiration was though. Regardless, he encouraged my request by noting that it was an intriguing rum Manhattan of sorts. Once mixed, the orange twist contributed to the Calico Jack's nose. Dark notes on the sip led into rum, cherry, spice, and vanilla on the swallow.
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!