2 oz Old Overholt Rye
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3/4 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice, strain into a double Old Fashioned glass, fill with crushed ice, garnish with an orange wheel-lime wheel-cherry flag, and add straws.
Two Wednesdays ago, I ventured down to Stoddard's in Downtown Crossing. For a first drink, I asked bar manager Jamie Walsh for the Nameless City. Bartender Travis who mixed the drink informed me that it was created by Tony Iamunno; I suspect that the drink's name refers to the 1921 H.P. Lovecraft story that is the beginning of the Cthulhu mythos. In the glass, the Nameless City presented a lime and orange aroma with hints of cherry to the nose. Next, orange, lime, honey, and malt mingled on the sip, and the swallow was the pairing of rye and herbal notes akin to the Colleen Bawn.
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)!