My New Cocktail That I Made

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    1 part absinthe
    1 part rye
    1 part strong ginger beer
    1 dash angosutra bitters

    Drink responsibly.

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    1. jonjmetz 83 months ago | reply

      did the earth move? or the walls?

    2. Stewart 83 months ago | reply

      It did. Thank god it stopped.

    3. stormgrass 83 months ago | reply

      Ha, that sounds delicious. I'd probably have doubled the absinthe part though.

    4. headlessness [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

      Why don't more people drink ginger beer? And why do the people that do drink it not drink it more often?

    5. Richard Moross 82 months ago | reply

      That's what I call a tall glass.

    6. user-no-l,k [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

      enjoy :)
      w absinthe!

    7. judith 82 months ago | reply

      look at you drinking without me. ahem.

    8. Bringo 82 months ago | reply

      my ginger beer/ale drink is a bit less sophisticated.

      - a bunch of ice
      - many parts of brown rum
      - ginger beer to top it off
      - lime


    9. lwaldal 82 months ago | reply

      it'd taste better with st george absinthe verte -- which is also spectacularly affecting mixed with genever-style gin, angostura bitters and a smidgen of sugar and lemon.

    10. Stewart 82 months ago | reply

      OK lw - do you know where to get some in SF? (Also, know where to get Peychaud's bitters in SF?) If so, I'll bring some to you, judith ;)

    11. maurahalloran 82 months ago | reply

      is it safe to put so much awesome in one drink?? does it need an FDA warning? i have a friend who insists that bitters = no hangover. would you concur?

    12. judith 82 months ago | reply

      i'm pretty sure you can get both st george & peychaud's around the corner from my house at the fancy fancy liquor store.

    13. Stewart 82 months ago | reply

      JZ, you live in the Sazerac neighborhood??

    14. antimega 82 months ago | reply

      I found it a bit absinthey - couldn't really taste the whiskey. I'd do it 1/2/2 or even 1/3/2...

      (and, real absinthe louches, so it's not the nice clear drink in the pic :) )

    15. Stewart 82 months ago | reply

      I'll try that Chris, though I like the kick of this. The absinthe is called Hill's is 140 proof (not sure what the traditional is) and is more aqua than green. It does cloud a little (nicely) when you pour it, but it clears fairly quickly when mixed.

    16. Stewart 82 months ago | reply

      And Maura: I only had one each time (50ml of each alcohol, so it is the equivalent of about 5oz of 80 proof liquor). Definitely all I needed, but not enough to actually get hung over. So no comment yet!

    17. judith 82 months ago | reply

      Yup, both Peychaud's and blood orange bitters in my excellent local store.

    18. adamamyl 81 months ago | reply

      that sounds rather yummy

    19. Mr. TRONA 74 months ago | reply

      Intriguing (idea, & cool shot). Angosutra bitters, eh? I just recently tried my first Absinthe, and am still just amazed with simple ice water and the lovely louche. But I look forward to trying something like this. Prost! ^_^

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