If you find yourself over at Estragon in the South End ready for a night-cap, Sahil Mehta may have a hard time choosing just one drink from his repertoire. Perhaps he'll decide on something "bitter, tart, spicy and slightly sweet, The Elegy. It makes for a wonderfully refreshing libation."
It sure does.
1.5 oz Calvados
.5 oz Averna
.5 oz lemon juice
5 dashes of Angostura bitters
.75 oz Lillet Blanc
Build over ice in a rocks glass and top with Lillet Blanc. Give a quick shake to mix the ingredients. Garnish with a lemon peel.
His after work shift drink, he tells me, will be a much easier decision. Sahil's usual: a pint of Estrella Damm lager and a shot of Fernet. Cheers, my brother.
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