Monday, May 9, 2011

strawberry's revival

1-2 Strawberries (medium sized, hulled & quartered)
1 1/2 oz Rye (Redemption)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Demerara Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Absinthe Verte (La Muse Verte)
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Muddle strawberries. Add rest of ingredients and ice, shake, and double strain into a rocks glass.

The other drink I made that Friday night was the Strawberry's Revival from Absinthe Cocktails. The recipe was created by Brian MacGregor of San Francisco's Jardinière, and while our book lists it as a strawberry and absinthe-flavored rye Sour, apparently Brian used to make it with single malt Scotch, namely Glenrothes 1991. I stuck to the recipe in the book and made the drink with Redemption Rye though.
The drink contained a strong strawberry aroma that was punctuated by the absinthe's botanicals. On the sip, the lemon's fruitiness combined with the strawberry and whiskey malt flavors; next, the lemon's crispness, the rye's heat, and the absinthe appeared on the swallow. The absinthe worked really well in the Strawberry's Revival to balance the strawberry by adding a nice herbaceous flavor at the end similar its effect in the Sbagliato Grosso and the Cantante Para Mi Vida.

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