1 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1 oz Cardamaro
1 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with orange oils from a twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, Andrea and I stopped into Craigie on Main for a nightcap. Andrea asked bartender Rob Ficks for A Drink Has No Name; she explained to me that it was a Game of Thrones reference, and Rob mentioned that it was created by his fellow bartender Benjamin Kweskin. Once prepared, the cocktail offered an orange and slightly nutty aroma that led into darker notes later on. Next, the sherry and Cardamaro's grape flavors filled the sip, and the swallow shared rye and a hint of nutty notes with a sharp chocolate-bitter 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.
boston cocktail books!
The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!