The Bitter Bar

January 4, 2011 § 2 Comments

Not only do I think it’s good to have a signature cocktail, but it’s almost more important to know the right bartender as well. The Bitter Bar is the place to go in Boulder and Noah’s my man.

Noah’s the kind of bartender who will take the time to figure out what kind of flavor profile you like, pull from his extensive knowledge of mixology and pour something that perfectly suits your mood.

This eve he patiently took time to talk me through rye whiskeys, bitters and other key ingredients.  In the process, he landed on a pretty fantastic drink.  He even gave me the honors of naming it, so this one goes out to all the Boston peeps:

The Boston Tea Toddy (tongue-in-cheek like any good cocktail name)

1 1/2 oz Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whiskey
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz rich simple syrup
5 drops Bittermens Boston Bittahs
Pekoe Evening in Missoula brewed tea
lemon slice
5 more drops Bittermens Boston Bittahs

steep the tea and heat up a toddy glass with hot water while you prepare the other ingredients.  combine rye whiskey, lemon juice, 1st 5 drops of bitters and simple syrup in a mixing glass. pour into warmed toddy glass. top it off with pekoe tea (~ 6oz.) and then garnish with lemon slice on top. add 2nd 5 drops of bitters.

* perfect for a cold afternoon curled up on the couch.

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