Absinthe Cocktails: 50 Ways to Mix With the Green Fairy

Absinthe Cocktails: 50 Ways to Mix With the Green Fairy

Kate Simon, Lara Ferroni

Language: English

Pages: 115

ISBN: 2:00184548

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Absinthe Cocktails is devoted entirely to cocktails made with barely-legal absinthe. Since this spirit was legalized in the U.S. in 2007, the absinthe category has exploded with 34 new brands introduced in 2008 and consumers willing to pay $50 for a bottle. This book has something to suit everyone's taste—traditionalists will learn how to properly mix absinthe like an old pro with 30 recipes for classic cocktails, while modern absinthe lovers can experiment with 20 contemporary drink formulas from trendsetting bars such as Los Angeles's Varnish and the Lonsdale in London. Absinthe Cocktails gives going green an entirely new meaning!













ANOTHER ABSINTHE VERTE 3 DASHES LEMON BITTERS GARNISH: LEMON PEEL In a mixing glass, combine the ingredients with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a stemmed glass. Twist a swath of lemon peel over the drink and place it in the glass. MAKES 1 DRINK 96 Rhythm and Soul GREG BEST, HOLEMAN AND FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE, ATLANTA A pleasingly bitter Italian amaro gives this love child of the Sazerac and the Manhattan a life of its own. LEOPOLD BROTHERS OR ANOTHER ABSINTHE VERTE TO COAT THE GLASS 1

Bar spoon = ounce 1 teaspoon = ounce 1 tablespoon = ounce 2 tablespoons (pony) = 1 ounce 3 tablespoons ( jigger) = 1 ounces cup = 2 ounces cup = 3 ounces cup = 4 ounces cup = 5 ounces cup = 6 ounces 1 cup = 8 ounces 1 pint = 16 ounces 1 quart = 32 ounces 750 ml bottle = 25.4 ounces 1 liter bottle = 33.8 ounces 1 medium lemon = 3 tablespoons juice 1 medium lime = 2 tablespoons juice 1 medium orange = 108 cup juice Resources FOR FURTHER READING ON ABSINTHE WEB feeverte.net;

Trade); Jigger, Beaker, and Glass: Drinking Around the World, by Charles H. Baker ( Derrydale Press); Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, by Ted Haigh (Quarry); The Savoy Cocktail Book, by Harry Craddock Jr. (Pavilion) TO PURCHASE EUROPEAN ABSINTHE THAT’S NOT AVAILABLE IN U.S. SHOPS: absintheonline.com; feeverte.net; oxygenee.com 109 Index A Absinthe , 75, 80 As aperitif, 13, 29 As remedy, 13 Blanche (colorless), 15, 17–18, 77, 79, 80, 88, 101, 102 Buying Guide 16–19 Contemporary

swath two inches in length and half an inch wide is usually sufficient, but you can cut larger pieces for dramatic effect. For the juiciest peels, choose the freshest citrus you can find, with plump, shiny skin. Store at room temperature and use within a week. G L A S S WA R E Because absinthe has so much history, it’s fun to use oldtimey glassware. Lovely vintage cocktail glasses are surprisingly easy to find at thrift stores, estate sales, antiques shops, or, if you’re lucky, your

OUNCE SWEET VERMOUTH 3 DASHES ANGOSTURA OR OTHER AROMATIC BITTERS Fill a stemmed glass with ice and let sit to chill. In a mixing glass, combine the ingredients and add ice, stirring briskly to chill. Discard the ice from the stemmed glass, shaking out excess water. Strain the contents of the mixing glass into the chilled glass. MAKES 1 DRINK 42 Sea Fizz In his 1946 Stork Club Bar Book, Lucius Beebe called this a breakfast drink. An egg, some lemon juice—the man’s got a point. Whether you’re

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