Shake once without and once with ice, strain into a glass, and garnish with nutmeg.
After my bar shift two Saturdays ago, I reached for Hugo Ensslin's 1917 Recipes for Mixed Drinks to find something suitable to wrap up the night. There, I found an interesting Flip called the London Cocktail. In the glass, the London Cocktail provided pleasing nutmeg and almond notes that led into a creamy sip. Next, the swallow shared rye, nutty orgeat, and bitter orange flower flavors; perhaps decreasing the orange blossom water to something closer to 2 drops would help the finish here.
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!