Thursday, August 27, 2009


2 oz Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse 100)
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
2 dash Absinthe/Pernod (1/8 oz Pernod)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
A few days before the Bols Genever event, Andrea was flipping through the Food & Wine: Cocktails 2008 book and spotted the Revival Cocktail. The drink was created at the Monarch bar in St. Louis, and the description read: "The Revival is bar manager Ted Kilgore's homage to the first golden age of cocktails (from the late 1800s until Prohibition) -- and "a celebration of the new golden age" he says." The first sensation of this drink is the nose full of lemon oil, fennel, and aniseseed. Upon sipping the drink, the Benedictine herbalness was the first taste to hit followed by the Maraschino cherry notes and lastly the Pernod at the end of the swallow. The Revival was not horribly sweet despite there being 2 liqueurs in the mix, most likely due to the half jigger of lemon juice to balance things out. Our choice of the spicier Rittenhouse Rye seemed to stand up to the other components well and added a nice backbone to the drink.

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