Sunday, March 4, 2018


2 oz Bully Boy OFD Gin
3/4 oz Alessio Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Cynar
1/4 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist. Note: the OFD Gin is a special floral-citrus formulation that Bully Boys created for the bar.

Earlier two Sundays ago, I had planned out my shift drink for later that night at work. After having recently made a guest The Drink of Laughter and Forgetting, I thought about how well Green Chartreuse and Cynar pair in other drinks such as the Toto, Two from L.A., and Monk's Thistle. My mind then lept to how both liqueurs partner well with curaçao such as the Prospector and Bitter End. For a form, I considered a sweet vermouth-gin direction akin to the Bijou.
For a name, I dubbed it after Our Fathers home in the Continuum building here in Allston, MA, and the Continuum cocktail lent an orange aroma with herbal notes mostly from the Green Chartreuse. Next, grape and Cynar's caramel on the sip led into gin, minty, and herbal flavors on the swallow with a minty orange finish. Moreover, as the drink warmed up, the swallow became a bit more funky flowing into Chartreuse herbal on the swallow.

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