1 oz Fernet Branca
1 oz Averna
1 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
Stir with ice, strain into a double Old Fashioned glass, and garnish with a flamed orange twist (not flamed).
After my work shift two Thursdays ago, I decided to make one of the drinks that I spotted while reading through Brad Parsons' Amaro book, namely the San Francisco Treat. The recipe was crafted by Sam Levy of Meadowood in St. Helena, California, with the name being in part a tribute to how much Fernet Branca the city of San Francisco drinks and in part a nod to the Rice-A-Roni jingle. In the glass, the San Francisco Treat shared an orange aroma with hints of Fernet Branca's menthol notes. Next, a caramel sip from the amari gave way to floral and minty-herbal flavors on the swallow all while I had flashbacks to watching the Price Is Right on television as a kid.
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)!