Life's Not a Paragraph
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About this Cocktail

A few weeks ago, Boston's GrandTen Distillery announced its "Collab Cocktail Contest" in conjunction with the Massachusetts Distillers Alliance. They were seeking a cocktail using two or more Massachusetts distilled products with one of them being from GrandTen. Since I played a role in guiding the flavor profile of GrandTen's Wire Works Gin, that made for an obvious choice. I ended up choosing Privateer's Silver Rum as the other Massachusetts spirit, and I took things in a split base Georgetown Club direction. For a little extra panache, I added in a bell-ringer -- James Maloney's apricot liqueur rinse that was his signature move in his 1900 The Twentieth-Century Cocktail Guide for Mixing Fancy Drinks such as in his Martinez Bell-Ringer. For a name, I wanted to pay tribute to a local writer, and e.e. cummings grew up around a mile from our house, and dubbed this one after a line from one of his poems.

Ingredients:
  • 1 oz Dry Gin
  • 1 oz Silver Rum
  • 3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Falernum
  • 1 glass rinse Apricot Liqueur
Preparation:

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe pre-rinsed with apricot liqueur (1/3 bsp Rothman & Winter), and garnish with an orange twist. See cocktail notes for original spirits.

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