But the man behind the menu is renowned chef David Nevins, previously at North End favourite Neptune Oyster and Todd English’s Olives. Curious to know more, we sip on our gimlet as he explains. The restaurant itself is named after one of the small Islands off Boston Harbour. The island was used a pasture, and as a place for ships to load ballast. Pirates were hanged at Nix’s Mate, with their bodies displayed there for a while to deter other buccaneers. Shiver me timbers indeed!
Anyway, on to more important things, their legendary drinks. This recipe below is a beautiful mix of fresh strawberries, basil and of course gin. Here’s what you need to do:
Nix’s Strawberry Basil Gimlet
- 2 oz Brockmans Gin
- 3 Strawberries Muddled
- 1 leaf Basil
- 0.5 oz Lime Juice
Serve Straight Up in Chilled Martini Glass