1 1/2 oz Dark Rum (Angostura 7 Year)
3/4 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina
1/2 oz Kahlua Midnight (Galliano Ristretto)
2 dash Angostura Bitters
2 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)
Stir with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
After my shift two Saturdays ago, I reached for The Canon Cocktail Book and happened upon the Coraje that reminded me of a rum-based Revolver with a bit of quinquina for complexity. A web search of the drink turned up that the Canon has used Appleton V/X as their dark rum, so I opted for Angostura 7 Year here. Once prepared, the Coraje meaning courage or bravery shared an orange oil aroma over darker elements from the rum and coffee liqueur. Next, the sip gave forth caramel, grape, and dark roast flavors, and the swallow began with rum and coffee and ended with orange and bitter notes.
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!