1 oz Blackwell Jamaican Rum
1/2 oz Cognac
1/2 oz Meletti Amaro
1/2 oz Demerara Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 dash Fee's Black Walnut Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon peel lightning bolt.
For my second drink at Backbar, I opted for Luc Thiers' drink of the day, the Daq in Black. Since it was his first day back, he created the drink as a joke about his proclivity towards amaro-laden Daiquiris all with an AC/DC reference here. Once in the glass, the Daq in Black gave forth a lemon aroma from the twist and a caramel one from the dark rum and amaro. Next, the caramel notes continued into the sip where they contrasted the crisp lime, and the swallow offered dark rum, Cognac, vanilla, and walnut flavors.
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)!