Friday, May 20, 2022

the oldest living confederate widow

2 oz Gin (Bombay Dry)
1 1/4 oz Honey Syrup 1:1 (3/4 oz)
1 oz Lemon Juice (3/4 oz)
2 dash Absinthe (20 drop St. George)
2 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Fridays ago, I was scanning the Kindred Cocktails database when I landed on the curiously named the Oldest Living Confederate Widow that came across like a Bee's Knees meets a Corpse Reviver #2. Perhaps Toby Maloney dubbed his creation at the Violet Hour in Chicago after the 1989 novel by Allan Gurganus. In the glass, the drink proffered a juniper, floral, lemon, and anise bouquet to the nose. Next, lemon and honey mingled on the sip, and the swallow showcased gin, earthy, and floral flavors with an anise and orange finish.

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