1 oz Sweet Vermouth (Dolin)
1/2 oz Mezcal (Montelobos)
1/2 oz Campari
Build in a Highball glass filled with ice. Add 3-4 oz IPA (Founder's All Day) and garnish with grapefruit slices.
A few Fridays ago, I turned to a beer cocktail recipe that I had spotted on the PunchDrink site called the Arrowhead Limited. Damon Boelte crafted this mezcal Negroni riff at the Grand Army Bar in Brooklyn, and he named it after a train that used to run from Minnesota to Wisconsin several decades ago. Once prepared, the Arrowhead Limited shared with the senses a grapefruit aroma with hints of malt. On the palate, dry malt and grape notes on the sip gave way to mezcal, herbal, and citrus flavors on the swallow. Finally, the swallow ended with a smoke finish with lingering bitter notes. The drink overall reminded me of the more citrus juice-driven End of Days
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!