1 1/4 oz El Maestro Oloroso Sherry
1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
1 pinch Salt
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Twist an orange peel over the top and add straws.
For Andrea's first drink at Fairsted Kitchen, she requested the Citizen's Arrest. Bartender Alex Homans explained how the recipe was crafted by Danielle Berman as a means to continue one's night but with the breaks on. Since Andrea was the one driving, it was a good start to put her consumption level somewhat on arrest. In the glass, the orange oil brightened up the complex grape aroma. The grape medley continued on into the sip, and it was followed by the sherry's nuttiness and the muted bitter from the Punt e Mes being mitigated by the salt 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.
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)!