1 1/4 oz St. George Terroir Gin
1/2 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Grenadine
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Twist a lemon peel over the top.
Two Sundays ago, Andrea and I finally made it over to Brookline Village to visit Fairsted Kitchen. For a first drink, I asked bartender Alex Homans about the Giuseppe's Lady. Alex described how it was bartender Will Isaza's drink and as a cross between a Little Giuseppe and a Pink Lady. Originally, the recipe was invented with Ransom's Old Tom Gin, but they soon discovered that St. George's Terroir Gin melded better with the flavor profile here. Alex's commentary on the drink was that the Giuseppe's Lady was "a Cosmo that goes on a spirit journey in the woods." Once mixed, the Giuseppe's Lady shared a floral and lemon oil aroma. A caramel, lime, and pomegranate sip released to reveal a juniper, Angostura spice, and herbal Cynar 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!