1 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Rothman & Winter Apricot Liqueur
1/2 oz Campari
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Fill with ice and garnish with an orange twist.
For my drink of the day two Saturdays ago at Loyal Nine, I was inspired by revisiting the Rene Barbier with two different guests with good success the night before. In thinking about the combination of apricot and Campari, I considered subbing it into the Rene Barbier's structure. Instead of brandy, I opted for whiskey as the idea of crossing a Slope with a Boulevardier appealed to me. The end result was somewhere between the two, and I knew that I had done well when the first drinker at a table not only re-ordered it but came up later to chat with me about it.
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.
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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)!