Monday, July 30, 2012

corpse reviver no. 33

3/4 oz Gin
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
3/4 oz Triple Sec
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3 dash Absinthe
2 chunk Watermelon (~1 1/2 oz)

Muddle the watermelon chunks. Add rest of the ingredients and shake with ice. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a small wedge of watermelon.

For a second drink at Trina's Starlite Lounge, we decided to try Beau Sturm's Wednesday drink of the night which was a watermelon take on the classic Corpse Reviver No. 2. I had just been thinking about Green Street's watermelon-laden Kolb's Gem, so I was curious to see how this drink would play out.
The absinthe's anise notes played a large role in the drink's aroma. On the sip, the watermelon paired with the citrus flavors. The watermelon notes continued on into the swallow where it mingled with the gin and absinthe. Over all, I was quite impressed by how well the anise and watermelon complemented each other; while I previously was unaware of how well this would work, I was later able to find a good number of culinary pairings that support this observation.

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