Tuesday, December 25, 2012

farewell & adieu

1 1/2 oz Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio
1 1/2 oz Privateer Amber Rum
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Drambuie
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass.
russell house tavern fairwell and adieu jaws
For a nightcap at Russell House Tavern, John McElroy mentioned the Fairwell & Adieu that he had created. I remembered reading about the drink a few weeks before in Josh Childs' blog post on Boston.com. When John mentioned the large, booze-forward recipe, I figured that the name of the drink was a direct correlation of its effects. However, John explained that it was the song that Quint sings in Jaws:
Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies,
Farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain;
For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston,
And so nevermore shall we see you again.
The Fairwell & Adieu's aroma was rather mezcal driven. A honey and barrel-aged rum sip led into a mezcal and herbal swallow. Taken as a whole, the drink was reminiscent of a single malt Scotch.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

Perhaps instead of quoting Jaws I'll go out and buy some Benedictine....