Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail. Garnish with an olive (omit) and a lime twist.
Two Sundays ago, I continued on with my list of recipes to make from Charles H. Baker Jr.'s The Gentleman's Companion. This one was the Zamboanga "Zeinie" Cocktail that was described as "another palate twister from the land where the monkeys have no tails" and reminded me of an East India House with lime juice instead of curaçao. Once built, the Zamboanga offered a lime and clove bouquet. The lime continued on into the sip along with pineapple notes and hints of cherry, and finally, the swallow began with Cognac and ended with nutty, allspice, and clove elements.
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!