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Crafting Cocktails: Paulo Pereira's DID

By Paulo Pereira
The Bar

Brass Union

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
  1. Add ice.
  2. Shake.
  3. Shave lemon twist.
  4. Assemble with ice in collins glass.
  5. 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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