2 oz Bourbon (Old Granddad Bonded)
1/2 oz Pedro Ximenez Sherry (Lustau)
2 dash Molé Bitters (Bittermens)
Build in a Double Old Fashioned glass, add a large ice cube, and stir to chill. Garnish with a brandied cherry (Luxardo Maraschino cherry).
Two Mondays ago, I was in the mood for a nightcap, so I reached for Robert Simonson's The Old Fashioned Book for a stiff drink recipe. There, I selected Theo Lieberman's McKittrick Old Fashioned that he crafted at Milk & Honey in Manhattan circa 2011. The name was inspired by the Punch Drunk's Sleep No More New York City production which was set in the fictional McKittrick Hotel. Moreover, the structure of spirit, bitters, and sweet fortified wine instead of syrup reminded me of Ryan McGrale's Madeira Old Fashioned. Once built, the McKittrick Old-Fashioned shared an aroma of raisins and Bourbon. Next, a rich grape and malt sip led into a whiskey and chocolate-covered raisins 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.
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!