Absinthe, to rinse (barely a ¼ oz.) I used Pernod, which sadly, isn’t absinthe, but it is 136 proof!
1 sugar cube (or 1 tsp. sugar)
1/2 teaspoon cold water
3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 1/4 ounces rye whiskey
1 1/4 ounces cognac
Garnish: lemon peel
Rinse a chilled rocks glass with absinthe, discarding any excess, and set aside.
In a mixing glass, muddle the sugar cube, water and the Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters.
Add the rye and cognac, fill the mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into the prepared glass.
This episode’s recipe is the Cucumber Cool Salad (which includes both onions and lime Jell-O) from Betty Crocker’s Box. Find this recipe and cocktail instructions in the episode notes on DrunkDish.com.
The featured cocktail of Episode 45: Violence in my mouth, is the Last Word cocktail. While this cocktail packs a wallop, I highly recommend it for those that are looking to expand their pallet outside of spritzers or Tiki. I also recommend upping the gin to even out the sweetness.
3/4 oz. Gin (I recommend 1 full oz.)
3/4 oz. Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake for 10-12 seconds, or until shaker is frosty. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
The featured cocktail for Episode 42: Betty Crocker’s Box, is the Negroni variation, the Cardinale. This is part of my pursuit of making myself like Campari. I have to say, this was my favorite Campari cocktail yet. I think it’s working!
1 oz. Gin 1 oz. Campari 1 oz. Dry Vermouth Orange peel for garnish
Stir the gin, Campari, and vermouth with ice in an Old-Fashioned glass, then garnish with an orange wedge/twist. Enjoy! Easy peasy!
The Upside-Down Martini is featured in Episode 32: Kill your idols (aka Julia Child). It was a favorite of Julia’s, and some say she even invented it. I know one thing, this really turned me on to Dry Vermouth and I’ve been drinking Upside-Down Martinis and Vermouth spritzers ever since. 😉
And for the love of God people, PUT YOUR VERMOUTH IN THE REFRIGERATOR.
5-parts dry vermouth (Julia liked Noilly Prat, but I used Dolan)
1-part gin (I used Plymouth)
In a white wine glass filled with ice (or not, your call) stir together the gin and vermouth. Garnish with a twist of lemon and toast to something fancy.