1 1/2 oz Plantation Stiggins' Fancy Pineapple Rum
3/4 oz Averna
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
5 leaf Mint
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Fill with crushed ice, add straws, and garnish with a mint sprig and 3 spritzes Laphroaig Scotch.
Two Tuesdays ago, my bar shift let out in time to catch last call at Brick & Mortar. For a libation, I asked bartender Rob Hoover for the Bikini Bottom which seemed like a delightful yet complex Daiquiri-Smash hybrid. Once built, the Bikini Bottom shared a mint and smoke aroma. Next, caramel from the Averna paired with the lime on the sip, and the swallow offered rum, herbal, pineapple, and mint notes.
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!