1 1/2 oz Iwai Japanese Whiskey
1/2 oz Meletti Amaro
1/4 oz Giffard Banane du Bresil
1/4 oz Crème de Cacao
2 dash Teapot Bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass, fill with ice, and add a straw.
Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I headed over to Brick & Mortar where Hugh Fiore and Taylor MacKinnon were at the stick. For a first drink, I requested the Kon'Nichiwa!!! which reminded me of Tiger Mama's Japanese whiskey-based Flushing-Main Street. In the glass, the Kon'Nichiwa!!! gave forth a tropical whiskey aroma. Next, the sip shared malty and caramel notes, and the swallow began with whiskey, banana, and herbal flavors and ended with a chocolate finish. Overall, it was a touch on the sweeter side of balanced for me, but it was a rather delightful flavor combination.
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!