Boston Booze Outing

Taking on ‘The Hub’ one cocktail at a time

St. James Negroni

As you know, if you are a regular lola fan – i just LOVE my cocktails. i have my old standbys, to be sure, but i really enjoy trying out new ones and lately this has been especially fun. hand crafted cocktails seem to be ALL THE RAGE and many establishments change their menus regularly. This means all the more for lola to sample.

My little stay-cation in Boston recently proved very successful in the cocktail tasting department. allow me to give you a tour.

I enjoyed this lovely “lola pink” cocktail – SECOND MARRIAGE – at Woodward in the Ames Hotel. Although Ames is only 2.5 years old, SECOND MARRIAGE has been on its cocktail list since its opening. Looks like the second time might be the charm! AND while this looks like a girly drink let me warn you – IT IS NOT! Another Woodward cocktail institution is ONE COURT. That’ll be my next cocktail victim when I return to Ames.

  • SECOND MARRIAGE ingredients: Ketel One Citroen with Chandon Brut and raspberries

NOW onto stop number two!

  • PEACH N’ PIG ingredients: Bacon-infused House-Smoked Bulleit Bourbon, Punt E Mes, Homemade Peach Simple Syrup, Homemade Bitters, Grilled Peach Garnish
  • Gn’T ingredients: Beefeater, Fresh Lemongrass, Homemade Lemongrass Tonic Water, House-made Bitters
  • HOT and DIRTY ingredients: Ketel One Vodka, Homemade Dry Vermouth, Olive Juice, Sriracha, Garnished with a Habanero Stuffed Olive
  • ST. JAMES NEGRONI ingredients: Berkshire Greylock Gin, Camapri, Cocchi Americano, Fresh Lemon Juice, Homemade Sage Syrup

The second stop on my cocktail jaunt was Post 390. I have dined at Post 390 before but the recent cocktail tasting to-do stop was brought to my attention by Thrillist – a “what’s happening” email newsletter I receive. They had me at bacon-infused bourbon in the PEACH N’ PIG! I am not a bourbon gal but this was too intriguing not to try. while it was quite tasty, I preferred the HOT & DIRTY more. What can I say, lola likes it spicy! Really all the cocktails were incredibly tasty and worth the visit to Post 390.

The final stop of my Boston cocktail trip was brunch at Kitchen – a new establishment in the South End. Kitchen’s concept is a take on historically inspired foods which is a burgeoning trend right now. With every dish on the menu, Kitchen tells you how old the recipe is. Most cocktails and dishes hail from the early 1900′s. I had the NEGRONI (circa 1919) with my brunch because, well, one NEGRONI tasting wasn’t enough!

  • NEGRONI ingredients: barrel aged Bombay Gin, Campari, Vya Sweet Vermouth, Flamed Orange, Orange Bitters

and that’s all folks for this edition of lola’s boozy visit to Boston!

sante! XO – lola

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