COCKTAILS | Boss Tweed may weed out corruption
The Boss Tweed, a hearty cocktail for the season.
This weekend, Mrs. F. was recovering from a particularly brutal week in non-profit world, one that included a whirlwind trip to our nation’s capital, and was fighting a cold.
She needed a drink that might soothe her persistent cough. She needed a drink that packed enough punch to knock out a phalanx of germs. She needed a stiff one.
So we turned to the Boss Tweed, a literal punch in the face from the late Blue Mill Tavern of Commerce Street. Blending Scotch and Rum (to destroy the germs) with the soothing powers of brandy, lemon juice, bitters and syrup, the Boss Tweed did the unexpected and weeded out corruption instead of predictably wallowing in it.
Perfect for fall nights with no plans, the Boss Tweed will set you at ease with speed.
• 1 ounce Scotch
• 1 ounce Brandy
• 1 ounce light rum
• 1 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
• 1 ounce simple syrup
• Dashes of Angosturra bitters
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and deliver to ice-filled highballs. Serve.