Recipes

La Belle France - The Food Lens

La Belle France - The Food Lens

La Belle France, served by South End newcomer Bar Lyon, shares a name with the first chapter of Julia Child’s My Life in France. That’s no coincidence: Like Child, the cocktail celebrates “the beautiful France,” which in its case means highlighting French gin and French apple brandy.

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#smashed - The Food Lens

#smashed - The Food Lens

“A great beginner whiskey cocktail” is how Chase Sutton, beverage manager of the Downtown Crossing location of Boston Chops, describes #smashed. The simple drink debuted six years ago with the opening of the first Boston Chops in the South End, and it won’t be leaving either spot’s menu anytime soon.

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Feed The Fire - The Food Lens

Feed The Fire - The Food Lens

“We tried to add three elements to it: sweet, savory, and heat,” says Rachid Hadouche, general manager of The Bristol at Four Seasons Boston. He’s referring to Feed the Fire, the Bristol Bar’s zingy daiquiri variant that trades rum for vodka and possesses those three qualities in spades.

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Sippin’ on Gin and Juice - The Food Lens

Sippin’ on Gin and Juice - The Food Lens

The obvious inspiration for this colorful cocktail served at Committee may be a 1994 Snoop Dog single—but one sip reveals its debt to the Singapore Sling. A combination of Cherry Heering, orange liqueur, and pineapple juice, the original was first served some 80 years before Snoop had his mind on his money and his money on his mind.

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Good Fellas - The Food Lens

Good Fellas - The Food Lens

It’s not a shocker that a cocktail named after a Martin Scorsese gangster flick counts Campari among its ingredients. But take a closer look at the recipe, and things get interesting: bourbon, Cointreau, and—not one—but two distinctly different gins.

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