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A taste for history

The Boutonnière is made with apple brandy, French vermouth, and elderflower liqueur. The Boutonnière is made with apple brandy, French vermouth, and elderflower liqueur. (JOHN BOHN/GLOBE STAFF)
By Luke O'Neil
Globe Correspondent / October 11, 2008

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At Rendezvous, there's a respect for the history of the cocktail that supersedes stylish flash. There's also a touch of the poetic in bar manager Scott Holliday's naming process. The Boutonnière (apple brandy, French vermouth, elderflower liqueur, orange peel garnish; $9), a concoction of gentlemanly aromatics, was derived with its namesake in mind. "It's got a very complex floral and ... (Full article: 321 words)

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