Friday, May 27, 2016

Sunset Cocktail: Third Angel AGAIN!


1 oz Berkshire Mountain Distillery Greylock Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Snap Gingersnap Liqueur 
1/4 oz St. George Absinthe 
1 dash Cocktail Kingdom Wormwood Bitters 

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

OK, I freely admit to becoming easily obsessed with random things… I have a bunch of ideas to make a new series of Cocktails as a companion series to the Mythos Absinthe Cocktails. The Third Angel is the first of the series and I can’t seem to develop any others until I get this where I want it. This new series will be The Revelation Cocktails based on the Book of Revelation and other frightening text from the monotheist’s Holy Books.

I always add this text whenever I post an iteration of this cocktail…

"The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the 
waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter." (Rev 8:10–11)

So, as I mentioned in Instagram posts of this drink in development, the first time I made this it was a lush and beautiful drink I haven’t been able to quite duplicate. I made it after drinking several other drinks and didn’t write it down. Now, I’ve had to reinvent the drink on the basis of it’s name, the quote from Revelation and what I intend with this series of drinks. I may go back to a Snap, Absinthe and Ginger Beer drink in the near future like the original iteration of The Third Angel and name it something different.

This drink now I wanted to evolve from the text of Wormwood and bitterness. I based this new version on The Quill which is a variation of The Negroni, the king of bitter cocktails. The Quill adds Absinthe to the Negroni and here I swap out the Vermouth with Snap Liqueur. I’m very happy with how it came out. Even though there is a good chance I’ll tweak it in the future, especially if others have ideas they can share with me, but I can now move on to think up some others.