Thursday, January 17, 2013

miss francine kelly

1 1/2 oz Chamomile-infused Bastille Whiskey (*)
1 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Pear
1/2 oz Water
1/4 oz Absinthe
1 dash Acid Phosphate

Build in a snifter glass and stir. Note: this is a room temperature cocktail.
(*) Perhaps a dash or two of Bittermens Boston Bittahs would donate enough chamomile notes.

After Drink, I made my way to the far end of South Boston to meet up with Andrea at Local 149 for dinner. For a beverage, I asked bartender John Mayer about the Miss Francine Kelly on the menu. John described how he was tinkering at home with Bols Genver, Belle de Brillet pear liqueur, and absinthe and noticed that it got worse after adding ice. Therefore, he decided that the combination worked best as a room temperature cocktail. When I inquired about the name, John laughed and said that everyone thought that it was a nice sounding Irish lady's name; however, it is their nickname for the "marry f*** kill" game that they sometimes play at the bar.
local 149 john mayer marry fuck kill
Miss Francine Kelly offered an anise and floral bouquet that transitioned into a malty sip. The whiskey continued on into the swallow along with chamomile and absinthe flavors and a pear finish.

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