1 oz Encanto Pisco
1 oz Banks 5 Island Rum (Denizen Aged White)
1/2 oz Santa Teresa Orange Liqueur (Van der Hum)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Orgeat
1 tsp Acacia Honey Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
A few Friday's ago, I ventured into the Death & Co. Cocktail Book for a nightcap. When I spotted the Maggie Smith, it seemed to answer my call for a late night Daiquiri Time Out. Joaquin Simo's 2009 creation was a bit more complex than that though for it was a riff on the classic Between the Sheets. Besides switching Cognac to pisco and lemon to lime, the variation also added orgeat and honey to the flavor profile. In the glass, it gave forth a lime and almond aroma. The lime continued on into the sip where it mingled with the liqueur's orange notes, and the swallow offered earthy pisco, rum, nutty, citrus, and floral flavors. Indeed, Andrea declared the Maggie Smith "very crushable."
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!