Paulo enjoyed creating unique concoctions from a very early age, when even as a child his father would let him experiment with the ingredients in their full basement bar. He channels that creativity into managing the beverage program at Brass Union, where he enjoys the neighborhood vibe and regular patrons. You can read our full interview with him here.
Somerville’s Brass Union has all the elements of a classic neighborhood restaurant—game nights, live music, classic fare that includes everything from cheeseburgers to market-fresh ceviche, brunch, monthly pairing dinners, local craft brews, and of course, innovative delicious cocktails.
- 1 slice cucumber
- 2 leaves basil
- 1/2 oz honey
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 3/4 oz St. George Spiced Pear
- 1 1/2 oz Ford's Gin
- Add ice.
- Fine strain into glass.
- Add fried basil garnish.
About the Drink
I wanted to take a classic and bump it up a little bit when I created the B's Knees. With the same base as the classic Bee's Knees, (lemon, honey & gin) I added fresh some fresh components, basil and cucumber, as well as the spiced pear liqueur to really have the flavor of the cocktail pop. I changed the spelling of the name in memory of a great man and friend we lost way too soon, Chef B. Feel like he'd enjoy one of these after a long night in the kitchen.
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