1 oz Tequila (Lunazul Reposado)
1 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Fernet Branca
1/2 oz Mezcal (Sombra)
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a grapefruit twist (orange twist).
Two Fridays ago, my desire for a nightcap led me to the other recipe that I had spotted in Imbibe along with the Avenue & Davenport called the Bitters & Smoke. The recipe was crafted by Trey Hughes at the Hunt & Alpine Club in Portland Main, and the dual agave-dual amari structure intrigued me. In the glass, the Bitters & Smoke shared an orange aroma with agave vegetal and smoke notes. Next, the amari's caramel came through on the sip, and the swallow offered smoky agave and minty-herbal flavors with a lingering menthol 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.
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!