Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunset Cocktail: Absinthe Cosmopolitan on National Cosmopolitan Day

1 oz Zufanek Absinthe Amave
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz Key Lime Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled Cocktail Glass. Garnish with a Lime wheel.

Despite there not being much of a sunset, I hope to be back on track with these spectacular holidays. Never made a Cosmopolitan before but, since I've been downing Absinthe since the moment I got home from work today, I decided to try to find out what a Cosmo would taste like if I swapped out the Vodka for some Absinthe. I wanted to use a light, low ABV Blanche so I went with the Spring-like 53% Amave.

I must say, while I generally don't like Lime too much, this flavor combination works very, very well. I did use Key Limes for the juice and garnish as that was the only type of lime available at the grocery today for some reason. As it turns out, I don't think I'd make it any other way if I were to make this again.