1 oz Old Monk Rum
1/2 oz Coconut Milk
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Root Liqueur
1/2 oz Pernod Pastis
Shake with ice and strain into a Highball glass with 2 oz soda water. Garnish with an orange twist and add a straw.
For a first drink at Backbar, Andrea asked bartender Kobie Ali for The Jerk described as, "childish and delicious; tastes like a root beer float from a dapper soda jerk." Kobi mentioned that the menu item had been created by bartender Melinda Johnson-Maddox. Once prepared, it offered an orange oil and anise aroma. A carbonated, creamy coconut-laden sip preceded the root beer flavors tempered by the pastis' anise 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.
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, 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)!