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Five Horses, Four Roses & Rachel

Posted by Josh Childs  September 7, 2012 08:39 PM

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She saved my life.
Let’s back up a little; I went to the bank the other day and when I returned to my 2000 Tundra pickup it wouldn’t start. Dead, zilch, nada. The thing is I just replaced the alternator, but I’m afraid the starter is bad too- the pain of an old truck.
Anyway, who breaks down across from Five Horses Tavern in Davis Square? Me apparently, and boy, am I lucky. Rachel Greenberg, behind the bar, met me with a sympathetic smile and suggestion for a delicious beer. Clearly I needed one. After a great burger and a tow truck I felt pretty normal again, no easy feat.

At that moment Rachel was, by far, the best bartender in town; this shift drink is for her.


Frisky Whiskey (Five Horses Tavern version)

1.5 oz Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon
.75 oz Aperol
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Shake all ingredients and strain over fresh ice.
Top with Malbec, garnish with an orange wedge.

Notes from Five Horses:
This drink brings in whiskey lovers who may be looking for a nice refreshing summer alternative. When drinking this cocktail you will immediately taste the Malbec float, followed by a refreshing orange citrus finish. The juxtaposition of flavors balances very well to quench ones thirst on a warm late summer day.

When in Davis, stop by, have this refreshing Sangria alternative and say hello to Rachel, Dylan and crew. You don't even need to have car trouble; although it worked for me.

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