1 1/2 oz Lustau Oloroso Sherry
1 oz Dos Maderas (5+5) PX Rum
1/4 oz Aveze Gentian Liqueur
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with orange oil.
For my second drink at Estragon, I asked bartender Sahil Mehta for the Herr Professor from his drink notebook which seemed like an intriguing riff on the Arawac. Once built, it gave forth bright orange oil aromas over the sherry's nutty grape (with perhaps nutty assistance from the Maraschino). Next, a dry and savory grape sip led into a nutty swallow with a earthy-bitter herbal gentian 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.
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!