1 1/2 oz Reposado Tequila (Lunazul)
1 oz Punt e Mes
1/4 oz Cherry Heering
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass pre-rinsed with absinthe (St. George), and garnish with a cherry (omit).
Two Sundays ago, I reached for The Canon Cocktail Book and spotted a riff on the Remember the Maine that Charles H. Baker, Jr. recorded in The Gentleman's Companion. I was more intrigued by the swapping of Punt e Mes for the classic's sweet vermouth than I was by the aged tequila taking the place of the whiskey. Once built, the Remember the Alamo gave forth an anise aroma from the absinthe rinse at first before offering agave and other herbal notes. On the palate, the sip was dominated by the Punt e Mes' grape flavor, and the swallow lent vegetal agave and bitter cherry flavors with an anise 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)!