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Crafting Cocktails: Ryan Lotz's Civetta Magra

By Ryan Lotz
The Bar

No. 9 Park

No. 9 Park is a Zagat-rated restaurant known for its regionally-inspired French and Italian cuisine. Launched by James Beard Award-Winner and Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef Barbara Lynch, it has set the standard for fine dining in Boston since its opening in 1998.
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Recipe

Civetta Magra

Ingredients
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 2 1/2 oz Pueblo Veijo tequila
Directions
  1. Shake.
  2. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

About the Drink

A margarita variation, the name is Italian for the "Skinny Owl." “It’s a bit of an inside joke...another bartender here used to make margaritas with agave nectar instead of orange liqueur which is a little sweeter. When she left, I wanted to put a cocktail on the list for her. We used to take Italian classes together, and she used to wear a lot of owl jewelry for her sorority. Our Italian teacher used to yell at her because in Italian 'una civetta' is a lady of the night."

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