2/3 Applejack (2 oz Laird's)
2 dash Sherry (1/2 oz Lustau's East India Solera)
2 dash Pineapple Juice (1/2 oz)
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
A few Thursdays ago, I reached for Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 and stumbled upon the Hillside. Since sherry and pineapple juice are a great pairing, this Algonquin-like number seemed worthy of a spin. In the glass, the Hillside proffered pineapple and nutty sherry aromas. The pineapple then filled the sip and was followed by apple and sherry notes on the swallow.
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, Amazon, 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)!