Sunday, April 2, 2017

hasty cocktail

2/3 Nicholson's Gin (1 1/2 oz Beefeater)
1/3 Dry Vermouth (3/4 oz La Quintinye)
4 dash Grenadine (1/4 oz)
1 dash Absinthe (1/2 bsp Butterfly)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
After rounding out my work week, I decided to find my Sunday nightcap drink recipe in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book. With a goal of something straight spirits, I happened upon the Hasty Cocktail which was a Martini variation sweetened by a touch of grenadine and spiced with a dash of absinthe. Indeed, the absinthe began the drink with an anise-driven nose. Next, a dry berry sip gave way to juniper and other herbal notes from the gin and dry vermouth on the swallow with a lightly absinthe-tinged finish.

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