Monday, August 22, 2011

third street

1 1/2 oz Gin
1 1/2 oz Lillet
1/2 oz Lustau Dry Amontillado Sherry
2 dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed orange twist.

After Drink, I met up with Andrea and went over to check out Abigail's in Kendall Square. Abigail's had just opened up a few days before, and when we heard that Rob Iurilli was the bar manager, we needed stop by for dinner and drinks. Rob was one of the B Side bartenders before working at Chez Henri and the Citizen. The bar itself at Abigail's is rather stunning for it has a wide plank wood top with all the irregularities of the bark side pointing out. For a drink, I asked bartender Benny for the Third Street named after their address in Cambridge. The Third Street is a Martini-variation that shares some similarity to the Alberto from the Café Royal Cocktail Book.
The Third Street's aroma was rather orange from the twist and perhaps the bitters and Lillet. The sip was a light citrus flavor with a hint of grape, and this was followed by the sherry's nuttiness and the gin's botanicals. The sherry was a nice touch for it donated a little body and depth of flavor to the gin-Lillet combination, and overall, the Third Street made for a good drink as we waited for our dinner to be served.

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