3/4 oz Mezcal Amarás Espadín Joven
3/4 oz Clement Creole Shrubb
3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1 dash St. George Absinthe (1 cm in a dropper tube)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
One of the popular drinks on the Loyal Nine menu is our Corpse Reviver called the Dose. I mentioned our Corpse Reviver #2 variation when I wrote about the Swedish punsch for Lillet substitution from Crosby Gaige with the 1930-era gin version when we temporarily ran out of Lillet. Dan Myers created this riff at Spoke and he switched the gin and lemon in the classic to mezcal and lime before bringing it with him to Loyal Nine. The mezcal's vegetalness and smokiness work rather well here in the place of gin's botanical complexity, and the lime certainly complements the agave distillate better than lemon.
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)!