1 oz Genever (Bols)
3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth (Dolin)
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist an orange peel over the top.
After the Mr. Clark's Cane, I turned to the 75th anniversary edition of the Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide and spotted the Doff Your Hat in the gin section. The recipe was crafted by David Willhite who now bartends at Chicago's Bristol, and the combination of juniper spirit, Grand Marnier, and Cynar reminded me of Scott Holliday's Hugo Ball. Once mixed, the Doff Your Hat shared a malty aroma brightened by orange oil accents. A rich malty and grape sip then led into a swallow that began with Cynar's herbal and Genever's botanical notes and ended with Grand Marnier's orange 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!