1 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1/2 oz Gran Classico
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with 2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters, a mint sprig, and a cherry, and add a straw.
Two Sundays ago, Andrea and I ventured over to Woburn to pay a visit to the Baldwin Room at Sichuan Garden II. For a first drink, I asked bartender Ran Duan for the Offshore Account which seemed like an interesting Sling and the combination of these ingredients worked rather well in his Sling & Arrow that I had there two years ago. Once mixed, the Offshore Account's garnishes played a large role in the drink's aroma with the mint aspect predominating. A lemon and fruity sip gave way to Bourbon followed by cherry and bitter-herbal Gran Classico notes on the swallow. Finally, the swallow ended with a pineapple finish. Andrea commented that the pineapple functioned well here to pull all of these disparate ingredients together.
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.
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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!