Monday, July 4, 2016
Sunset Cocktail: Green Jenkin
3/4 oz. James E Pepper 1776 Rye
3/4 oz. Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz. Butterfly Boston Absinthe
1 bsp Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
2 dashes Hella Bitters Lemon Ginger
Build all the ingredients to a rocks glass. Fill with ice and stir.
A little while ago I changed the title of my blog from “Random Obsessions” to “Green Jenkin”. Now, Green Jenkin consolidates three of my most prevalent obsessions that I can share in polite society: Absinthe, Rats, and the works of H.P. Lovecraft. This can expand to All Booze, Pets, and the entirety of Science Fiction and Horror. All that’s left out is my debilitating uniform fetish.
It just seemed right that it get’s it’s own drink though I'll refrain from adding it to my Mythos Absinthe Cocktail list as it's not a true Lovecraftian reference. The stipulations for making this drink were that it needed to be green, tasty and preferably served in a rocks glass since I've really only been using cocktail glasses recently.
The Green Jenkin is based on the Vieux Carre cocktail which is one of my all time favorites. I’ll be perfectly honest that I matched up everything purely on the idea that the drink would turn out a nice shade green but I have to say it’s got a dark complexity like any preternatural thing should.