Monday, May 26, 2014

the dissenter

1 1/2 oz Zucca Amaro
1 1/2 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
1 barspoon Crème de Cassis

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.
Two Thursdays ago after getting dinner in Central Square, I decided to stop into Puritan & Company to try out a drink from their new cocktail menu. I was in the mood for something light, so I asked bartender Josh Cole for The Dissenter, and Josh described how it was one of the opening bartender's creation. Once mixed, it offered Zucca's herbal aromas on the nose. A grape-driven sip was bolstered by the cassis, and the swallow shared Zucca's bitter flavors and finished with a tart cassis note. I am always impressed at how Zucca can carry such simple cocktail recipes such as the Monopatín and the 11+2/12+1.

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