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.
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 1 1/2 oz white peach puree
- 1 3/4 oz lemongrass genever
- Add ice.
- Shave lemon twist.
- Assemble with ice in collins glass.
- Pour and strain.
About the Drink
"The most common question I get with this cocktail was what does the name stand for? The answer is a Damsel in Distress... a reference to Princess Peach, the often imprisoned princess in countless video games. This light and flavorful cocktail features a lemongrass infused genever, one of the most interesting spirits I've had the pleasure to work with. Genever, the grandfather of gin, is a unique blend of malty, aromatic and woody that is a lot of fun to play with in creating cocktails."
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