Friday, May 25, 2012

nouvelle fleur

1 oz St. Germain
1/2 oz Chinaco Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
1 pinch Salt

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe glass. Top with ~2 oz dry sparkling wine.

Last week, Camper English of Alcademics made a stop in Boston after the Manhattan Cocktail Classic was over but before he headed back to the West Coast. I met up with him on that Wednesday afternoon at Eastern Standard for the beginning of what turned out to be a five stop tour of Boston and Cambridge bars. After spotting a drink I had never had before on Eastern Standard's Sparklers section of their menu, I asked bartender Bobby McCoy for the Nouvelle Fleur. The drink was created by Carrie Cole, and the "new flower" in the drink title at least partially referred to the floral St. Germain liqueur.
The Nouvelle Fleur offered up a pink grapefruit aroma that let through hints of the tequila. A carbonated citrusy sip was more lime than grapefruit, and it also contained St. Germain's pear-like note. Next, the swallow began with the Aperol followed by grapefruit flavors, and it ended with a floral finish. As the drink warmed up, the tequila came out a bit more in the swallow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just made this. Quite good. Aperol and tequila seem to play very well together. One of few tequila sparking wine cocktails we have tried. Thanks for posting.