1 1/2 oz Sombra Mezcal
3/4 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
3/4 oz Cocchi Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Galliano Ristretto
2 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters (Housemade)
Stir with ice and strain into a Nick & Nora glass (cocktail glass).
Two Thursdays ago, I turned to the Death & Co. Cocktail Book for inspiration. There, I spotted the Broken Oath in the agave section created by Eryn Reece in 2013. With mezcal, coffee liqueur, and sherry, the recipe reminded me of some of Misty Kalkofen's delights such as the Pare de Sufrir. Once mixed, the Broken Oath offered a smoke and coffee aroma with some grape notes from the sherry and vermouth peaking through. Next, the dark grape sip gave way to smoky agave, nutty sherry, and coffee flavors 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)!