1 oz Dark Rum (Coruba)
1 oz Amaro Montenegro
1 oz Fernet Branca
1/2 oz Lustau Pedro Ximenez Sherry
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a flamed orange twist (no flame).
Two Saturdays ago, my nightcap selection came by way of The Canon Cocktail Book. Bartender Chris Good created the Black Betty as part of Canon's "shrouded roulette" bartender's choice, and the combination reminded me on paper of a more intense Blood of My Enemies. Once built, the Black Betty gave forth an orange and menthol aroma. Next, caramel and grape on the sip gave way to dark funky rum, raisin, and orange notes on the swallow along with a menthol 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!