1 1/2 oz Gin (Tanqueray)
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a pineapple skull (lime wheel with mint).
After my Sunday night shift two weekends ago, I turned to Tiki Drinks: Tropical Cocktails for the Modern Bar for some relief. There, I spotted the Dead Reckoning which appeared like a pineapple juice-laden Green Ghost from the 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book. Once in the glass, it offered a mint and herbal aroma that gave way to lime and pineapple notes on the sip. Finally, the swallow shared gin's juniper and Green Chartreuse's herbal flavors with pineapple's smoothness 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.
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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!