Ingredients: Angel’s Envy Kentucky bourbon, Ancho Reyes chili liqueur, lemon juice, bitters and apple cider, topped with cava
Taste: A classic marriage of refreshing cider and port cask-finished bourbon. There’s sweet from the cinnamon-sugar rim, heat from the chili liqueur. It goes down easy. Really easy.
Appeals to: Pretty much anyone. “I’ve talked people into it who drink Cosmos,” says bar manager Courtney Nunheimer.
Pair it with: Bombolini ($6), the brunch menu’s cinnamon-sugar donuts served with vanilla crème. Or chef Chris Henry recommends the roasted bone-in pork chop ($22) with apples, heirloom carrots and cider glaze.
Another seasonal option: Nunheimer decided to forgo the ubiquitous espresso martini for an iced hot chocolate option ($11), featuring Tito’s vodka, creme de cocoa and Baileys, with a crushed-peppermint rim.
The rest of the menu: Nunheimer had the neighborhood in mind. “The Southie community, they like what they like.” But she also wanted to introduce some new things. “We walk that line of craft and what’s known.”
The Digs: Thirty-four seats line the massive 138-foot reclaimed wood bar, and Nunheimer has her own walkup library of booze, stretching up to the soaring ceiling and bringing 99 bottles of beer on the wall to a whole new level.
Keep on truckin’: Coppersmith’s dueling food trucks have been squaring off on football game days—and there could be cocktail competitions on the way.
Coppersmith 40 W. 3rd St., Boston (617-658-3452) coppersmithboston.com