1 1/2 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz Crème de Cacao (here, Caffè Borghetti)
1/2 oz Bittermens Mole Bitters
1 Whole Egg
Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a rocks or similar glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg (here, omitted).
On the way home after West Bridge, I stopped into Trina's Starlite Lounge for a drink. There, I asked bartender Tony Iamunno for the #OSMC which stood for the "obligatory seasonal mixology cocktail." Mid-build, Tony realized that they were out of creme de cacao, so I suggested a coffee liqueur instead. Moments later, he could not find the nutmeg... Once fully mixed, the #OSMC began with a dark cherry aroma with a hint of smoke. A creamy cherry sip gave way to a smoky agave swallow with chocolate and coffee roasts on the 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.
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, 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)!