1 1/2 oz GrandTen Wireworks Special Reserve Gin
1/2 oz 383 Curaçao
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 short tbsp Apricot Jam
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
For my next drink at the GrandTen distillery's bar, I selected the Viaduct from the cocktail menu. Bartender Steve Schnelwar confirmed that it was their gin-for-vodka riff on the Aqueduct, but instead of trying to craft their own apricot liqueur, he subbed in apricot jam in its place. Once prepared, the Viaduct shared lime, orange, and hints of apricot on the aroma front. Next, orange and orchard fruit on the sip transitioned into gin and apricot on the swallow with a lime finish.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
drink & tell: a boston cocktail book
A collection of drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore). Follow the buzz on D&T's Facebook fan page!