1 oz Avua Cachaça
1 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Menthe
3/4 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White
Shake once without and once with ice, strain into a coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist and three drops of Angostura Bitters.
The libation that Andrea had at the Baldwin & Sons Trading Co. upstairs at Sichuan Garden II was the Girl from Ipanema. Overall, the drink name and ingredients came across like a tropical drink with mint and egg white smoothness modulating a cachaça Hurricane. In the glass, it gave forth a lemon and passion fruit nose. Next, a creamy lemon sip gave way to a grassy, passion fruit, and mint swallow with the mint pleasantly lingering on the finish. Indeed, I was impressed at how well the crème de menthe complemented the cachaça's grassiness.
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.
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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)!