1 oz Dos Maderas 5+5 RX Rum
1 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Giffard Orgeat
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
For a second drink at Estragon, I asked Sahil Mehta for the other recipe that caught my eye that night, a Daiquiri of sorts sweetened by orgeat and embittered by Punt e Mes and Angostura. For a name, Sahil called this one the Repository of Hopes and Dreams after something he heard in shiatsu massage class. Once built, the drink gave forth almondy aromas that colored the lime and grape sip to follow. Finally, the swallow was a delightful combination of rum, nutty, and bitter flavors.
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)!