1 1/2 oz Ron Abuelo Rum
3/4 oz Meletti Amaro
1/2 oz BG Reynolds Passion Fruit Syrup
1 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with 1 oz soda water, garnish with a lime wedge, and add straws.
Two Thursdays ago, I met up with Andrea at Estragon. For a first cocktail, I searched through bartender Sahil Mehta's drink notebook and spotted an unnamed recipe that reminded me of the Hurricane. The major difference was the presence of the caramel, floral, and herbal Amaro Meletti. Once mixed, it offered a lime, floral, and perfume-y aroma. A caramel sip from the rum and amaro displayed fruity notes from the lime and passion fruit, and the swallow began with the rum and ended with a herbal passion fruit finish. For a name, I dubbed it the Tempest to connect the Hurricane aspect with the Italian ingredients by way of the characters in the Shakespeare play.
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!