3/4 oz Gin (Beefeater)
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Avèze Gentiane Liqueur (Salers)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry (subbed a lemon twist).
After the Strange Brew, I turned to a recipe that I had spotted on ShakeStir that reminded me of Sam Ross' Paper Plane but with a more botanical and earthy drive to it. That drink was the Square Root crafted by Jesse Vida of Manhattan's Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog as well as Dutch Kills. Once mixed, the Square Root offered a lemon aroma with fruity accents from the Aperol. The fruitiness continued into the sip with lemon, orange, and rhubarb flavors, while the swallow went a bit more earthy with gin and gentian notes with a tart rhubarb swallow. Moreover, the combination of gentian liqueur and Aperol reminded me of Colin Shearn's Paper Trail.
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!