The Boston Saint: Aperol, Punt e Mes, Lime, Honey

Tonight, I rewatched The Boondock Saints, a great action film from 1999. Gritty, emotional, raw, ultraviolent, and one of the top ten films with the filthiest language, The Boondock Saints is a fun movie with a great supporting gay role from Willem Defoe. Hilarious.

Aperol, too (like gritty action films, not gay roles), has become one of my passions, and I am constantly trying to find uses for it. Here’s my latest, the Boston Saint. For this recipe, mix with ice:

  • 1 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1 1/2 oz Punt e Mes
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz honey syrup*

and strain into a chilled coupe.

The Boston Saint is magnificent. Sweet and sour, but not like a traditional sour. The sweet is richer, and the sour isn’t cloying. Instead, it is balanced, and tastes like a sweeter, buoyant Campari. My kind of cocktail. 

* To make the honey syrup, combine honey and water in a 1:1 ratio. In other words, combine 3 oz honey and 3 oz water, and microwave it for 20 seconds. Then stir it and store in the refrigerator.

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