1 1/2 oz Encanto Pisco
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Rothman & Winter Apricot Liqueur
1/2 oz Lime Juice
10 drop St. George Absinthe
Shake with ice, strain into a coupe, and garnish with a knotted orange twist.
For my drink of the day at Loyal Nine two Thursdays ago, I was inspired by the name of choke hold in submission grappling called the Peruvian Necktie. Clearly, the spirit had to be pisco, and I decided to go the Benedictine-apricot liqueur direction after spotting the recipes for the Mayfair Sour and Silk Road Sour on the blog. Here, the sweetness was countered by lime juice, and the herbal notes were brightened by a light touch of absinthe since Angostura took the drink in a very dark direction. To tie it back to the name, I garnished with a knotted long orange twist.
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