Sunset Cocktail: The Devil’s Pope


1 1/2 oz. Angel’s Envy Bourbon
1/2 oz. Maurin Quina
1/2 oz. Averna Amaro
1/2 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
Rinse with H.R. Giger Brevans Absinthe

Stir everything but the Absinthe with ice and strain into an Absinthe washed cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed Orange Peel (Blood Orange if you have it)

Was looking for some kind of drink to celebrate receiving an intact copy of Popestar today, the first LP was shipped in a fucking envelope and was bent right in half my the time it got to me. Luckily that first one was an Amazon sale with a no hassle refund and I then proceeded to order the limited edition LP with the shirt directly from The Ghost Store which I should have done in the first place.

Couldn’t find a drink to match the dark soul of Papa Emeritus III so I went about making this, with a drink called Word to the Wise, a Last Word variation, as a template. There were a few things that needed to be in this drink: Angel’s Envy for the heaven, Averna for the blackening of souls and an Absinthe. Mostly, though, it needed Maurin Quina for the devil.

For the Absinthe I decided not to use Mansinthe as it’s not that interesting and it is becoming a cliché to use it in Devilish drinks. I did really want to use Brevans Crowley because, Crowley, but it’s such a limited run and I felt it would be a waste to use it as a wash. Giger it was then, not that it really matters all that much as a wash, but a lot of these drinks are built around ideas and I’m just happy if they turn out well.

I was also considering Benedictine and Chartreuse but went with the Luxardo instead. It may be worth looking into the others in the future.

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