3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Amaro (Averna)
3/4 oz Absinthe Verte (La Muse Verte)
3 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Shake egg white, lemon, and simple syrup without ice. Add amaro and absinthe to the mix, and shake well -- still with no ice. Pour into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with the Peychaud's Bitters.
For our second drink on Friday night, I found the Argento's Dream in A Taste for Absinthe. The drink was created by Hari Nathan Kalyan of the Randolph on Broome in Manhattan. While the book did not elaborate on the name, I supposed it could be named after the Italian horror film direct Dario Argento whose work is often referred to as being "dark dreams." With Randolph on Broome located in Little Italy, perhaps this supports the connection. Alternatively, it could be about Dario's daughter, Asia, who was deeply affected when her dad would read her his scripts before she went to bed. Asia later became a successful actress including performing in some of her father's horror movies. If either of these are the case, the blood red Peychaud's on the egg white froth would be rather fitting.