1 oz Berkshire Mountain Distillers Greylock Gin
1 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Build in a Collins glass, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill. Top with crushed ice, garnish with 2-3 dash Angostura Bitters and a mint sprig, and add a straw.
One of the few drinks to challenge Hungry Like the Wolf's supremacy at Loyal Nine's Yacht Rock Sunday has been the Don't Fight It. The drink name came by request of Chef Marc Sheenan for his love of the Kenny Loggins-Steve Perry duet. When I expressed concern about the drink name in light of Bud Lite's advertising campaign fiasco, Marc defended the beauty of this song. In fact, he declared it so pastel of a musical number that it, in fact, required Chartreuse. One of the other owners had been requesting a Swizzle, so this seemed like a perfect opportunity. I moved in that direction with the 1937 Green Ghost as flavor inspiration and the Scofflaw for structure. With the balance being crisp, citrussy, herbal, and refreshing and the appearance rather stunning, I can understand why this one gets re-ordered a lot.
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!