1 1/2 oz Barsol Quebranta Pisco (Encanto)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Baranjager
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Float 1/2 oz Lustau Palo Cortado Sherry (Lustau Oloroso).
Two Tuesdays ago, I reached for the PDT Cocktail Book and uncovered the King Bee by Nate Dumas in 2009. This drink named after the Muddy Waters' "I am a King Bee" song reminded me of a cross between a Bee's Knees and a Honeymoon Cocktail. Once prepared, it presented a nutty aroma with a hint of honey to the nose. Next, lemon was paired with honey on the sip, and the swallow offered pisco, herbal, and for the first few sips nutty flavors all with a honey 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!