Friday, July 24, 2009


2 1/2 oz London Dry Gin
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
1/4 oz Absinthe (Marteau Absinthe de la Belle Époque)
1/4 oz Islay Single Malt Scotch
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
2 dashes Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
On Sunday early evening, we went to our last event at Tales of the Cocktail, the Absinthe Soirée at Muriel's. Besides about a dozen different absinthes that could be sampled, they had a decent collection of absinthe cocktails on their menu. The first one I tried was the Mephisto which was created by Gwydion Stone from Gnostalgic Spirits. The Mephisto was a very elegant adaptation of a perfect Martini that featured Marteau absinthe. The absinthe added a cloudiness and herbal bouquet to the drink but did not overwhelm the flavor profile.

1 comment:

DJ HawaiianShirt said...


I just made this cocktail, and it's fabulous. However, I own a very cheap and strong absinthe, so I basically used just a few spritzes in place of a 1/4 oz, but it was still great. Viva Tales!