1 1/2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1 oz Amaro Montenegro
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist and add straws.
For a last libation at Fairsted Kitchen, I asked bartender Alex Homans for the No Sleep Till Brookline. Alex explained how this was Patrick Gaggiano's drink for the opening menu that pays tribute to its Brookline location. Once mixed, it offered a lemon oil aroma that transitioned well into a lemon juice and malt sip. The swallow then showcased the rest of the Bourbon flavors in addition to the Amaro Montenegro's herbal and orange ones.
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!