1 oz Milagro Silver Tequila
1 oz Plantation Dark Rum
3/4 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass.
The other drink we tried at the Citizen Public House was the Waking Up Ain't Easy. Bartender Sean Frederick described how Richard Fiorillo created this Mai Tai-like split spirits number originally with a much longer name ("And They Said..." preceded things). I was drawn in because it somewhat reminded me of JM Curley's High Five, So Am I and many of the Campari-orgeat recipes such as the Pinwheel Swizzle. Once prepared, it showcased an earthy vegetal nose. Next, lime and rich caramel on the sip transitioned into tequila, rum, and nutty bitter notes on the swallow.
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!