The theme for last week’s Thursday Drink Night was absinthe and sure there were both nano-drops and death pours made with our favorite louching spirit. As voted on by the participants at the Mixoloseum blog,the best cocktail of the evening will win a bottle of Marteau absinthe courtesy of Gwydion Stone.
Its was amazingly quiet the last 2 hours before the TDN started – only to be followed by an eruption of activity which went on until the morning. And as usual there were many fine drinks created as well as more or less imaginative concotions where i think i`m guilty of a few. All the drink recipes are to be found on twitter – http://twitter.com/mixoloseum
Lots of merry discussions along the night and many good laughs, we also had a few newcombers and that is always welcome! And no need to feel shy to join us in the chat room, its a fun and friendly crowd.
Here are a few of the drinks for that night and after trying them out in the TDN i got to the conclusion that “Bitter Fairy” and “Streets of London” are better off with a little bit lower absinthe level than they first had, as the anise easily can become a bit overpowering as its such a strong flavour – so here are the recipes:
1 oz campari
1 oz gin
0.5 oz honey-syrup
¼ oz absinthe
¼ oz peach brandy
1 egg white.
Top with bitter lemon soda.Shake, strain,serve up in chilled cocktailglass.Garnish mint and liqorice stick.
STREETS OF LONDON
¼ oz absinthe
1 oz beefeater gin
1 tsp grenadine
Top with Indian Tonic.
Stir with ice, serve up in cocktail glass. Garnish mint.
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1.5 London dry gin,
0.75 Averna amaro
0.75 Berentzen apfelkorn
0.25 Kubler absinthe
Green cherry if ya got one.
1 good dash Angostura.
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish green cherry.
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