1 oz Knob Creek Bourbon (Four Roses Yellow)
1 oz Angostura Bitters
3/4 oz Licor 43
1 Whole Egg
Shake once without ice and once with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass. I added freshly grated nutmeg as a garnish.
Two Wednesdays ago, I returned to the Northstar Cocktails book and found another reason to utilize my now less dusty bottle of Licor 43 after making the Permanent Holiday a few days before. This one was the Angophile created by Pip Hanson that called for a full ounce of Angostura Bitters in a Flip format. Since Licor 43 brings a lot of vanilla notes to the table, I figured that it would be complement to the Angostura's spice. Once prepared, the Angophile shared a nutmeg aroma from the garnish and allspice from the bitters. Next, a creamy sip gave way to vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, and clove on the swallow. Overall, this was rather well balanced with the whiskey playing more of a backbone to the drink rather than a noticeable flavor element.
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)!