1 1/2 oz Barbancourt 3 Star Rum (5 Star/8 Year)
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac (Camus VS)
1 tsp 2:1 Cane Sugar Syrup (1/4 oz 1:1)
3 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a rock glass rinsed with Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe (Pernod Absinthe), and garnish with lemon oil from a twist.
After my shift on Saturday, I was in the mood for something spirituous so I turned to the Death & Co. Cocktail Book's section on Sazerac variations. There, I selected Joaquin Simo's 2011 Creole Sazerac; the recipe featured all things French with the Cognac and absinthe being produced in France, and the rum distilled and the bitters invented in the former French colony of Haiti. Once built, the drink gave forth a lemon and anise aroma standard to most Sazeracs. The rich sip led into rum followed by the brandy and the anise-driven spice on the swallow. Indeed, the inclusion of Cognac and utilizing a softer rum provided a gentler version of the D-Day Sazerac.
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)!