1 1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
3/4 oz St. George Spiced Pear
3/4 oz Pineau des Charentes
1/2 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
The drink that Andrea requested at Brick & Mortar was the Everything Nice that was perhaps dubbed after the "sugar & spice" nursery rhyme to describe girls given the recipe. In the glass, Everything Nice's orange oils accented a fruity grape aroma. Next, grape and orchard fruit on the sip led into Cognac on the swallow with a pear, allspice, and clove finish. Just like the rhyme, the Everything Nice was a touch on the sweeter side, and it did not let down on the spice aspect.
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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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!