Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sunset Cocktail: Sonia Green



1 1/2 oz. Berkshire Mountain Greylock Gin
1 1/2 oz. Averna
2 dashes Bénédictine
2 dashes Jerry Thomas Bitters
Rinse Lucid Absinthe

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled Cocktail Glass and garnish with a flamed Lemon Peel


This fits a little loosely into the Mythos Absinthe Cocktail set. A very quick back story… A little while back I made as very nice Lovecraft in Brooklyn Cocktail which I rather liked but didn’t especially like the song it was named after. I wanted to like it, but it was irritating, like college indy-rock from the 90’s that kept trying to out obscure everyone else. It was a song that tried to identify and identify with a xenophobic Lovecraft for the brief time he spent in Brooklyn… sort of.

A comment was made on that Sunset Cocktail post “Why wasn’t it just called the Sonia Green :/”. So, I set out to make a new Sonia Green Cocktail named after the Weird Fiction loving and publishing wife of the very odd Mr. Howard Phillips Lovecraft.

I based this on a differently ratioed Merry Widow that I also riffed in making The Widow in Black. The version I riffed for that had descending amounts of Gin, Vermouth and Benedictine. The version of the Merry Widow I took this one from had equal parts Gin and Vermouth with dashes of Benedictine, Bitters and an Absinthe Wash. I’ll have to try them side by side at some point.

I am planning on making a Sunset Cocktail Calendar for 2017. Not sure if I’m going to use more traditional cocktails for it or my riffs and Mythos Drinks. Not sure. Any feedback would be cool.