3/4 oz Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum
3/4 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
3/4 oz Blandy's 5 Year Verdelho Madeira
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
A few Sundays ago, I turned to my new purchase, the Elemental Mixology book, and found an interesting recipe from the author, Andrew Willett. With the trinity of early spirits imported to America, namely brandy, rum, and Madeira, in the mix, I was definitely game to try the Baltimore Cocktail. Once prepared, the drink displayed bright lemon oil aromas over the rum's funk. The madeira's grape flavors filled the sip, and the swallow was rather complex with Cognac's richness, rum's funk, madeira's dried fruit, and cinnamon and spice notes from the syrup and bitters.
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)!