1 oz El Bujo Mezcal
1 oz Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina
1/4 oz Crème de Cacao
1/4 oz Amontillado Sherry
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist (discarded here).
For my next drink, I narrowed down their Instagrammed drinks of the day from the past two weeks and asked bartender Luc Thiers which of the three that I should have. Luc picked out Kobie Ali's Let's Go Crazy from my short list; Kobie making a Prince-inspired drink name is not all that surprising since he has been the lead singer of the Prince tribute band Lovesexy for quite a few years now. Once prepared, the Let's Go Crazy shared orange oil and chocolate aromas. Grape on the sip from the Bonal and sherry led into smoky agave and bitter chocolate 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.
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!