New drink concoctions not for the faint of heart
When thinking about a night out for cocktails, you’re probably inundated with images of fruity mixed drinks in giant pineapples, neon pink cosmos and Midori sours, not bacon, eggs, syringes and cough drops.
Eggs aren’t just for drinking Rocky-style after a morning workout, they’re actually pretty common in drinks other than everyone’s holiday favorite, eggnog. Egg-based drinks like Pisco Sours, Pink Ladies, flips and fizzes are available at many if not most bars, but are just as easy to make at home. Follow the recipe below to make a Pisco Sour, the national drink of Peru and one of the easier egg concoctions. Just remember to shake vigorously to get that great foam from the egg whites.
And what goes well with eggs? Bacon, of course. Bacon-infused everything, vodka in particular, is showing up all over the place, including in the drinks at STIX, 35 Stanhope St., Boston. STIX is a cocktail enthusiast’s nirvana. There are more than a few bourbon-and-bacon drinks on the menu and the 21st century cocktails are molecular mixology at its best. The 21st century cocktails include cocktails that are made using liquid nitrogen, mixed with caviar, solidified into raspberry “sashimi,” frozen, fizzing, oozing and virtually any and every other adjective that can be applied to a cocktail and even some that can’t.
Over at the Tamo in the Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, you can catch a buzz from drinks like the Tamo Flu Shot, the Cherry Cough Drop and the Baby Aspirin Tini. Don’t worry, the “medicinal” cocktails don’t really contain any medicine, just a sweet kick of kitsch.
Still too tame?
Try the “A-Roid” from Bonfire, Todd English’s steakhouse in the Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza, Boston. Named loosely for a certain rival team’s embattled slugger, the A-Roid is a straight shot of high-quality tequila accompanied by a shot of spicy tomato juice. The strange part? The spicy, smoky tomato juice chaser is served in a needleless syringe with a side of coarse salt and a slice of lime. Seriously, it’s served in a syringe. The A-Roid, made with El Mejor tequila, will be at the Bonfire bar starting on April 6, not so coincidentally, opening day at Fenway Park.