1 1/2 oz Old Overholt Rye
1 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Amaro Braulio
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon oil.
Tuesday last week, Andrea and I stopped into Backbar for drinks. I started with the Ward 2 off of their Tradesman section of the menu, and it was described as "It's where we live; cheers to Union Square with this perfect blend of strong, bitter, and smooth." The drink was created and served to me by bartender Kobie Ali, and instead of being a riff on a Ward 8, it was citrus-free and closer to a Toronto in feel. In the glass, the aroma offered lemon oil brightening that of dark herbal notes. Next, citrus, caramel, and malt on the sip led into rye and Braulio's alpine herbal elements 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!