Be sure to have an absinthe today on National Absinthe Day! Think I'll pour a Silene.Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Celebrating National Absinthe Day
Ted Breaux whips up an Absinthe Mint Flip for the Good Morning New Orleans crew:
A favorite cocktail here at InAbsinthia is the "Corpse Reviver #2". Yes, that's "#2", to distinguish it from the nearly forgotten "#1". It is one of the few cocktails we actually enjoy using our precious absinthe in and it really tastes great, as well as being easy to make. Just put in equal parts gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc and lemon juice over ice in a shaker, add a splash of a good absinthe and shake well. Pour into a frosted cocktail glass and you have one of the Top 100 Cocktails of all time.
But leave it to the folks at North Shore Distillery, makers of one of our favorite US absinthes, Sirčne, to actually think of bottling this magical formula. But sure enough, they are coming out with "limited release" of a premixed corpse reviver! Now all we have to do is figure out a way to get our hands on one of the precious few (only 515!) bottles!
Staying true to the original cocktail, the first thing you will notice is a pleasant fresh citrus aroma. Then the melody of botanicals fill in underneath, providing a full, inviting bouquet. As you drink the spirit, you will taste a delightful combination of citrus and herbal notes with a nice balance of sweetness and tartness. No single flavor dominates. A symphony of flavors, with harmonious complexity.
To enjoy this wonderful spirit, simple shake it with ice, and strain into a cocktail (martini) glass. The traditional garnish is a single cocktail cherry placed in the drink.
While it is true that we would love a job as an "Absinthe Maker", and it is a relatively new job, for sure, the info in this little bit from Esquire magazine couldn't have more incorrect info in it. As readers of InAbsinthia well know, St. George isn't, in fact, the only US native maker of absinthe. And their taste test of 5 absinthes (done in 2008) is also dubious. As is the picture that accompanies the job (pouring out shots of La Fee - **shudder**). But hey, we'll take the job nonetheless.
Photo of the week:
From Rune T on Flickr