1 oz El Tesoro Reposado Tequila (Espolon)
1/2 oz Los Amantes Mezcal Joven (Montelobos)
3/4 oz Carpano Antica (Alessio Sweet Vermouth)
1/2 oz Batavia Arrack
1/4 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
1/4 oz Benedictine
2 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass.
For my post-work shift drink two Thursdays ago, I reached for the Death & Co. Cocktail Book and found Phil Ward's circa 2008 creation the Shattered Glasser. The background history provided was that Avery Glasser of the Bittermens wanted to drink all of his favorite ingredients in a single glass, and Phil conjured up this three-spirited Manhattan riff of sorts. The idea of crafting a drink after Avery's whim reminded me of the Bird Bath where he wanted to drink something made with only bird-themed ingredients. Once prepared, the Shattered Glasser offered smoky agave, funky Batavia Arrack, and hints of chocolate to the nose. Next, the vermouth's grape dominated the sip, and the swallow began with agave and Batavia Arrack notes paired with herbal and chocolate ones and ended with an allspice finish.
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!