Baltimore winter drinks [Pictures]
Winter is coming. Fight back with one of these 10 cocktails from Baltimore bars and restaurants. (recipes included!)
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The Golden Girl at Clementine( Josh Sisk, for The Baltimore Sun / December 10, 2013 )
The Golden Girl ($8) was a collaborative effort between Clementine bartenders and servers. The original inception, says Clementine general manager Andy Tzortzinis, was pretty basic: hot water and amaretto. "I said, 'It needs something more,'" says Tzortzinis.
It did. But it didn't need much. The final recipe features a very nice rum, Martinique-grown, 100 proof Rhum J.M, a gold rum that's smooth yet packs a punch. Earthy, just right. The Lazzaroni amaretto is not the amaretto of so many oversweetened Sours. Forget the stuff of rails, this one "has a little more finesse to it," Tzortzinis says.
The staff at Clementine doesn't stiff you on the lemons -- three or four slices, cut in the full yet thin way. Then hot water. And that's it. Simple, refreshing, very good and not-at-all overpowering.
Placed on the menu a few weeks ago, the Golden Girl got its name because it seemed like a drink an old lady might order, Tzortzinis says. Believe us, this one's for everyone.