2 oz Plymouth Gin (Bluecoat)
1/2 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina
1/2 oz Amaro Nardini
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass.
Two Wednesdays ago, my nightcap needs were met by a Joaquín Simo recipe from the Death & Co. Cocktail Book. In the gin section, Simo's 2009-vintage Key Party had all of the straight spirits herbal complexity that I was seeking. Once prepared, it gave forth a mix of Green Chartreuse herbal and gin botanical aromas on the nose. Next, grape and caramel on the sip gave way to gin and Green Chartreuse notes on the swallow with a chocolate, minty, and quinine finish. Overall, the Key Party was reminiscent of a Bijou.
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!