The Mammoth Cheese and "The Berkshire Localmotive,"
This week back in 1801, the Baptists of Cheshire, Mass. celebrated Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency by making him a strange gift of congratulations - a 1,200 pound cheese. Hear about the grand fromage, then wash it down with this cheese-complementary custom cocktail.
“The Berkshire Localmotive,” as churned out by Nancy Thomas at Mezze Bistro & Bar in Western Massachusetts - origin of the cheese ball.
Add to shaker with ice:
- 1 oz. bourbon (preferably Berkshire Mountain Distillers)
- 1 oz. aged apple brandy
- 1/4 oz. maple syrup
- two dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
Stir and strain into a small martini glass, preferably an old-fashioned “coupe” style. Top with a splash of sparkling apple cider. Wrap yourself in the American flag and sip while nibbling on the biggest piece of cheese you can fit in your house.