It’s been a while, but after some requests from my colleagues to come up with some drinks for my current show, Fun Home in Boston at SpeakEasy Stage, I thought I might put up one or two (or more) in the next couple of weeks. I’ll start with an easy one that sort of defined itself.
House on Maple Avenue
- 1.5 oz. Don Q Gran Añejo rum
- 0.75 oz. maple syrup
- 0.5 oz. lemon juice
- 0.25 oz. Fernet Branca
Shake with ice and strain into coupe.
This song in the show is a classic list song, so I just scavenged what I could: the rum for the “bust of Quixote”, the lemon for the “Lemon Pledge”, the Fernet for the eucalyptus that needs wiping, and the maple syrup for obvious reasons. Simple and yum.
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