1 oz Gin (Beefeater)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)
Shake with ice and strain into a flute glass pre-rinsed with absinthe (Butterfly). Top with Champagne (2 oz Willm Blanc de Blancs).
After my shift two Fridays ago, I turned to Sasha Petraske: Regarding Cocktails for a sparkling wine cocktail idea. There, I was lured in by the Seaplane crafted by Joseph Schwartz. For the book, Joseph pondered what he would make for Sasha, and he decided up a variation on one of Sasha's favorite classics, the French 75. Once in the glass, the Seaplane provided anise and other herbal notes to the nose. Next, a carbonated lemon and white wine sip led into a juniper and orange-tinged swallow with light absinthe elements on the 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!