1 1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass, fill with ice, and garnish with a lemon twist.
To replace the East Cambridge Cobbler on the low octane (low proof) menu, I decided to riff on the Board of Directors keeping its dry vermouth base. Instead of the Green Chartreuse, I opted for a lighter herbal note of Benedictine. Since two of the ingredients were French, I thought the 1978 Wire song French Film Blurred might work, but I ended up shortening it to French Film. Overall, it is clean, crisp, and elegant. I decided on serving it on the rocks since there is already a Collins and a coupe glass drink on that section of the menu.
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!