3/4 oz Berkshire Mountain Distillers Greylock Gin
3/4 oz St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
For the drink of the day at Loyal Nine two weeks ago, I was inspired by the Hoop La cocktail. As I described in that post, it appears in the Savoy Cocktail Book under three other names including the Hey Hey and a nod to Algonquin Round Table member Frank Sullivan. I might have also considered its relation to Last Word variations especially those that were a bit softer with Yellow Chartreuse instead of Green. To mimic the brandy base in the Hoop La, I utilized St. George's Spiced Pear Liqueur and opted for a more herbal base spirit of gin. I had tested the recipe out the week before with a regular as a 3:1:1:1 recipe, and he thought it was a bit thin but delicious. He reordered it as an equal parts number and rather enjoyed it. For a name, I stuck with the Hoop La theme and combined the Hey Hey with another Algonquin Round Table member, Heywood Broun, to form the Hey Heywood!
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!