1 1/2 oz El Bujo Mezcal
1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 bsp Allspice Dram
Shake with ice, add 1 oz ginger beer to the shaker, and strain into a rocks glass. Top with ice and add straws.
Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I ventured over to Backbar on our way home from dinner. For a drink, I asked bartender Tina for the Magical Mezcal Mystery Cure that was subtitled "It's waiting to take you away" on the menu. Tina described how it was created by bartender Kat Lamper and how Kat is "the mezcal queen" of the bar. Once prepared, the Buck offered a smoke aroma with hints of allspice and ginger on the nose. Next, a creamy lemon sip gave way to smoky, nutty, and orange peel flavors on the swallow with a ginger and 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!