Drink in Boston’s Fort Port
We’ve been raving recently about Baldwin & Sons Trading Company, the suburban, Chinese restaurant that is improbably making some of the best cocktails in the Boston area. And we’ll say it again: if you live in Boston, it’s well worth the trip out to Woburn to taste what Baldwin & Sons is mixing; we’d even go so far as to say that if you’re visiting town, it’s worth renting a car or taking an uber to get yourself out there to try their carefully curated menu of creative, spectacular cocktails. But when you head back into the city, you should also make sure you stop into Drink. Long before the Seaport was the hot epicenter of Boston nightlife, long before Somerville was littered with speakeasies, Drink was there in the basement of an Italian restaurant in Fort Point showing us all how cocktails are done. While Baldwin & Sons has a small menu of theatrical drinks employing inventive techniques, Drink has an unasssuming and unassailable handle on the classics, and a knack for serving you the classic that fits your taste and mood.
I made my way over to Drink when I was in Boston a couple of weekends ago, and told them I wanted a drink that got me in the mood for autumn. They introduced me to the Widow’s Kiss, which you can find in our beloved Savoy Cocktail Book. It was, of course, delicious. It’s boozy, warm, spicy, and fruity. You should give it a try.
Widow’s Kiss Cocktail Recipe
- 2 oz apple brandy–we used the delicious, high proof, and reasonable priced Laird’s Straight
- 1 oz Benedictine
- 1 oz green Chartreuse, always a good sign of a great drink
- 1 dash aromatic bitters
- Stir with ice until well chilled.
- Strain into a cocktail glass