3/4 jigger Whisky (2 oz Buchanan's 12 Year Scotch)
2 dash Benedictine (1/2 oz)
2 dash Dry Vermouth (1/2 oz)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added an orange twist.
Last Thursday, I turned to Boothby's 1934 World Drinks & How to Mix Them for my post-shift nightcap. There, I was drawn to the Brainstorm in part for the name and in part for the appearance of a drier Bobby Burns variation. In the glass, the Brainstorm's twist added bright orange oil aromas over that of the Scotch's smoke. The malty sip soon led into a smoky whisky swallow with a chocolate-minty herbal finish.
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!