2/3 Nicholson's Gin (1 1/2 oz Beefeater)
1/3 Dry Vermouth (3/4 oz La Quintinye)
4 dash Grenadine (1/4 oz)
1 dash Absinthe (1/2 bsp Butterfly)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
After rounding out my work week, I decided to find my Sunday nightcap drink recipe in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book. With a goal of something straight spirits, I happened upon the Hasty Cocktail which was a Martini variation sweetened by a touch of grenadine and spiced with a dash of absinthe. Indeed, the absinthe began the drink with an anise-driven nose. Next, a dry berry sip gave way to juniper and other herbal notes from the gin and dry vermouth on the swallow with a lightly absinthe-tinged 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.
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)!