2 oz Jameson (Teeling Small Batch)
1/2 oz Strega
1/4 oz Maraschino (Luxardo)
1 barspoon Raspberry Syrup (Royal Rose)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
After my bar shift a few Tuesdays ago, I decided upon a drink recipe in Rogue Cocktails that never made it into the less lawsuit-prone Beta Cocktails called the 'Round Midnight. The cocktail was crafted by Chris Hannah of Arnaud's French 75 in New Orleans and featured his love for Strega that also appeared in his Rebennack and Accoutrement cocktails. Once prepared, the 'Round Midnight offered whiskey and star anise to the nose. The whiskey continued as a soft malt element that was joined by cherry or berry flavors on the sip. Finally, the whiskey carried on into the swallow where it mingled with nutty, star anise, and herbal notes and a raspberry finish.
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, 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)!