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Boston, Mass – January 14, 2015 – Avery Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common has an elevated marble fireplace that immediately draws guests in from the hotel's front door.  Sumptuous mid-century leather couches and high-back leather arm chairs provide comfortable and relaxed seating for those who are venturing in for Apres Skate after skating on the Boston Common Frog Pond, which is across the street from the hotel.  As part of Apres Skate, and in line with your "fire" theme, Avery Bar is offering the following "smokey" cocktails to "warm up" guests:

The Smokey

  • Titos Vodka
  • Lagavulin wash
  • Charred orange

 Mezcal Margarita

  • Mezcal (smokey tequila)
  • Clement creole shrueb
  • Housemade sour mix

And executive Chef Frank Kassner is serving a Smoked Beef Brisket Chili during Apres Skate as well.  See below for complete recipe in case this dish can be part of another winter warm-up feature.

Smoked Beef Brisket Chili Recipe:

1/4 cup canola oil
1 red onion, small diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 red peppers, diced
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons chipotle powder
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 pound smoked beef brisket, diced
1 quart smoked tomatoes
1 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves chopped
Sour cream and shredded Cheddar, for garnish

Saute onions, garlic, and peppers until tender in canola oil with salt in an 8-quart cast enamel pan over medium-high heat. Add spices and cook for 1 more minute. Add meat and tomatoes, lower the heat to medium or medium-low and simmer for 2 hours. Remove from heat and add cilantro.

Serve in soup bowls and top with sour cream and cheddar cheese for garnish.
Avery Bar features Apres Skate during the winter months, Tuesday - Saturday evenings.

Avery Bar is located at 10 Avery Street, in The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common.