3/4 oz Rhum JM Blanc
1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 oz Aperol
1/4 oz Lime Juice
2 drop Orange Blossom Water
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a champagne flute. Top with Cristalino Brut Cava and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, I stopped into Craigie on Main for a cocktail. For a drink, I asked bartender Rob Ficks for the Waltz of the Flowers. Rob explained that his creation was a tribute to Tchaikovsky's piece that appears in the Nutcracker. Once mixed, the Waltz of the Flowers offered an orange and mousy sparkling wine aroma. A crisp grape sip shared fruity orange-lime flavors from the Aperol, lime, and elderflower liqueur. Finally, the swallow proffered a mix of grassy and funky rhum agricole flavors along with floral and wine notes.
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!