Stir with ice, strain into a coupe, and garnish with orange twist oil (did not discard the twist).
Two Saturdays ago, I felt like trying some of the straight spirits drinks in Martin Cate's Smuggler's Cove cocktail book, since the weather was getting a bit cooler. The one I turned to first was an aged rhum agricole cocktail that sweetened the spirit with apricot liqueur similar to John Gertsen's Rhum Agricot that called for unaged rhum agricole. Once prepared, the Abricot Vieux shared an orange, apricot, and grassy bouquet. Next, orchard fruit flavors on the sip transitioned into grassy rum and dry winter spice 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.
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, Amazon, 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)!