Sunset Cocktail: The Sun Always Sets

The Sun Always Sets

2 oz. Twenty Boat Cape Cod Amber Rum
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Fresh Blood Orange Juice
1/2 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
1 tsp. Pernod Absinthe Recette Traditionnelle

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a Blood Orange Wheel.

Everything both good and bad must sometime come to an end. Today is the first day of life after leaving a job that became increasingly more arduous and stressful each and every month. The company at one point tried to stress a “Work Life Balance” but the only way I could balance this job with my life was to leave. Even if the job I’ll be heading to next week proves to be as stressful and demanding, I still now will get all of my weekends off which makes it all the more tolerable. I imagine tho, that the entire experience will be better and a fresh start is much needed.

This cocktail was originally just going to be a variation of 10th Kitchen’s The Sun Also Rises cocktail (which is in itself a variation of Liquor.com’s The Sun Also Rises cocktail) and I was going to spin this as some positive, new fucking beginnings post but it didn’t seem right, or even within my power. The substitution of Blood Orange Juice for the Grapefruit juice and an Amber Rum instead of White made this a darker, richer drink. So, this drink became not a sunrise but a fitting sunset and this post is about endings and good riddances.

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