3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Crème de Cassis (Massenez)
2 dash Peach Bitters (Fee's)
Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass with 3 oz dry sparkling wine (flute with 3 oz Willm Blanc de Blancs), and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, I was in the mood for something light, so I sought out The Art of the Shim by Dinah Sanders. There, I was lured in by Andrew Mitchell's Pleasant Evening that he created at San Francisco's Rickhouse in 2009. Once prepared, the drink shared a grapefruit oil aroma with a hint of dark berry from the cassis. Next, a crisp and carbonated grapefruit and white wine sip transitioned into a black currant swallow with a peach 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.
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!