1 1/2 oz Olmeca Altos Blanco Tequila
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Combier Pamplemousse Liqueur
3/4 oz Lime Juice
Dry shake to mix, pour into a Collins glass, fill with crushed ice, garnish with 3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters and a paper parasol, and add a straw.
On Wednesday to weeks ago, Andrea and I sought out dinner at Firebrand Saints. For a drink, I asked bartender Dave Erickson for the Kirby which seemed like an interesting herbal and grapefruit-tinged Margarita of sorts. Dave mentioned as he set to work that this was bartender Juan Mederos' creation. Once in the glass, the Kirby shared a cherry and anise aroma from the bitters. Next, grapefruit and lime paired elegantly on the sip, and the swallow showcased the tequila and Chartruese flavors with a herbal and grapefruit 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!