1 oz Punt e Mes
3/4 oz Cardamaro
3/4 oz Averna
1/2 oz Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
For a cocktail at the Baldwin Room at the Sichuan Garden II, Andrea asked bartender Ran Duan for the Wolfpack. Once prepared, it offered a dark grape aroma, but over time, the nose included more walnut notes. Next, the sip began as a lighter grape flavor that shifted to more caramel as things warmed up. Finally, the swallow shared a complex bitter medley that transitioned well into the rich walnut finish.
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!