Wednesday, November 14, 2012

algernon's afterparty

1 3/4 oz Death's Door Gin
1/2 oz St. Germain
1/4 oz Senior Curaçao
1/4 oz Absinthe (La Fee Verte)
3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
3 drop Orange Blossom Water

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

Two Thursdays ago, I flipped through my new purchase of the North Star Cocktails and selected Algernon's Afterparty. The drink was created by Rob Jones who now tends bar at Minneapolis' Saffron; while there is no indication of who Algernon is, perhaps the floral elements in this drink caused him to name the drink after Flowers for Algernon.
north star cocktails algernon's afterparty st. germain gin
The Algernon's Afterparty offered up a citrus and absinthe aroma with a hint of orange blossom water. A crisp grapefruit and orange sip was joined by the fruit note in St. Germain, and the swallow began with gin and St. Germain's floral elements and finished with the absinthe's anise. Andrea commented that the drink was akin to a more complex Corpse Reviver #2, and I replied that it was a bit more citrus juice-driven though.

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