During a rather boozy St. Patty's day brunch at Kendall Square's Catalyst, I tried a truly inventive cocktail I haven't been able to stop thinking about since. The Pho (made with Square One Cucumber, Lime, Basil, Cilantro and Sriracha) mimics the flavors of traditional Vietnamese noodle soup. The combination seems odd at first, but the result is a flawlessly executed, fresh-tasting cocktail that gives you yet another reason to make the trek out to Kendall Square.
This drink was great because I was able to taste each ingredient in every sip, but the whole was greater than the sum of its parts. The cucumber gives the Pho a light base flavor which is then enhanced by the spice in the Sriracha, and smoothed over by the lime and herbs. After taking a sip you'll undoubtedly enter cocktail Nirvana, then you'll probably order another one before finishing your first. Trust me, it's hard not to.
Do your mouth a favor and give it a try next time you're in the Kendall area!
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Michelle Zippelli is a Boston based hedonist who is committed to finding the best food that Boston has to offer. She has lived in Boston for 6 years and works in online marketing. Michelle loves meatballs, live music, exotic cheeses, Mexican food, spur of the moment dance parties, and all things pickled.
Jacki Morisi is a self-proclaimed bon vivant extraordinaire. A Boston native whose waking hours are exclusively focused on travel, music, food, and fare ... emphasis on food and fare. She's a firm believer that just because you're living on a young professional's budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste, and carries this mantra into each and every dining endeavor.