Friday, January 23, 2009


1 3/4 oz. Beija cachaça
1/4 oz. Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot
1/4 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. lime juice

Shake with ice, decant into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

For my second cocktail at Rialto last night, I decided to get the Periodista: one of the cocktails that had caught Nicole's eye. She was a tiny bit nervous about the cachaça substitution for the usual rum, so she decided against ordering one; I happily gave her a taste of mine. When I tasted it, I was immediately reminded of Rhum J.M Agricole Blanc. Fred became a big fan of Rhum J.M after Scott Holliday at Rendezvous made him a le Président back in September of last year. Sadly, I've heard that Rhum J.M is getting very difficult to find in Massachusetts. Perhaps Beija would make an adequate substitution.

The Beija certainly gave this version of the Periodista a rich flavor that worked very well with the apricot liqueur. As we were commenting (good things) about the cocktail, Todd introduced us to a nice gentleman seated a few chairs down - Steve Diforio, the COO and co-founder of Beija. You can read the company's story on the website. Always good to support local businesses!

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