2 oz Cinzano Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Chai Tea Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass containing 1 oz soda water. Garnish with a floated lemon twist.
In thinking about new low octane drink recipes at Loyal Nine, I was inspired by the Baldwin Bar's vermouth Collins, the Dame en Rouge. I also took into consideration my Safety Dance that was removed from the menu after our tea company discontinued the blossom oolong that was the driving syrup force. Using the all sweet vermouth base of the Dame en Rouge and swapping the tea and lemon of the Safety Dance for chai tea and lime, I was rather pleased with the results. I almost dubbed this one the Red Five as a Star Wars allusion, but instead I ended up naming it the Red Dragon.
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, 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)!