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Crafting Cocktails: Paulo Pereira's Satchmo's Slur

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.


Satchmo's Slur

  • 2 dash orange bitters
  • 3/4 oz Cynar
  • 1 oz Lillet Blanc
  • 1 1/2 oz rye
  • 1 spray absinthe
  1. Add ice.
  2. Stir.
  3. Rinse the coupe with absinthe.
  4. Strain into coupe.
  5. Cut, twist, and place orange swath garnish.

About the Drink

"This drink has a lot of bold flavors, yet the come together in a delicate balance. Spicy, bitter, floral, citrus, anise.... somehow they come together and create a cocktail I'm quite fond of. They are quite spirituous though, hence the 'Slur' in the name."

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