1 oz Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum
1 oz Blandy's 5 Year Malmsey Madeira
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
For drink of the day at Loyal Nine, I was inspired by No. 9 Park's Declaration that was in turn inspired by Brick & Mortar's Two Caravels. Keeping the Declaration's citrus and Madeira backbone, I added in some funky Jamaican white rum and cinnamon syrup to round out the combination. For a name, I dubbed this one the Esquivel Daiquiri after Juan de Esquivel who settled Jamaica in 1509 as well as the other Esquivel, the 20th century space-age lounge music artist. While I did not take detailed tasting notes, the drink's Madeira was rather forward and balanced by rum funk, cinnamon spice, and tart lime.
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)!