Thursday, February 4, 2016

town crier

1 oz Morin Selection Calvados
1 oz Barbancourt 8 Year Rhum
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Benedictine
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Another of the new drinks at Loyal Nine got named after one of our East Cambridge Locals. There was a need for an apple brandy straight spirits drink, and I came up with this one that had a New Orleans feel akin to a Vieux Carré with aspects taken from Boston's own 1919 Cocktail. Instead of splitting the apple brandy with whiskey or agave which I have done in the past, I opted for an aged rum. I had been considering a Green Point combination of Punt e Mes and Yellow Chartreuse since those flavors both work well with Calvados, but I opted for Benedictine as the liqueur for it worked better here and did not get as lost as Yellow Chartreuse did. Finally, the name refers to a local who sometimes came in before we open asking for a job (everything from taking out our trash to cooking for us) or for free food, but had recently taken to coming in during service and yelling gibberish. Telling the town crier that he had to use his quiet voice scared him away, but we have this tribute here to remind us of this important job during Colonial history.

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