1 oz Milagro Blanco Tequila
1 oz Lustau Oloroso Sherry
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz King's Ginger Liqueur
2 dash Cocktail Kingdom Coffee Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.
Last Monday, we ventured down to the South End to have dinner at Estragon. For a first drink, I searched through bartender Sahil Mehta's recipe book and spotted an unnamed sherry and tequila number that was one of his drinks of the day. For a name, I dubbed this one the Palenque after the bullfighting ring, but it is also the name of an ancient Mayan city. Once prepared, it offered a nutty sherry aroma at first with Campari's orange notes creeping in over time. Next, grape on the sip led into tequila, nutty, and bitter orange flavors on the swallow with a ginger finish that gained coffee accents with successive sips.
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)!