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Serving a cocktail named after a maid-turned-pirate

Rachel Wall


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Location: MA-Boston

Story Date: 2/8/2019

Publisher: Improper Bostonian   

Author: Holly Rike

Background: When he couldn’t satisfy his coffee habit on a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Fool’s Errand beverage and hospitality director Daniel Motsinger fell in love with fresh-pressed pineapple juice. Back in a cooler climate, without local citrus, he likes to tap tropical fruit: “In the depths of winter, when it’s freezing and you never know when it’s going to go away, you get tired of big, heavy, rich drinks all the time.” After 30 minutes in the smoker at sibling spot Sweet Cheeks, the pineapple’s dressed in sugar, lemon and Champagne vinegar. Motsigner often steers vodka drinkers toward this recent menu addition, because of the evergreen and rosemary notes in the Everett-made gin. As for the name, Rachel Wall was a Beacon Hill maid-turned-pirate, who was the last woman to be hanged in Massachusetts in 1789.

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