Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sunset Cocktail: Man's Ruin on National Bourbon Day

2 oz Booker's Bourbon
1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Gomme Syrup
1 dash Elixir Vegetal de la Grande-Chartreuse
Rinse Butterfly Boston Absinthe

Rinse a chilled Old Fashioned glass with Absinthe, add a rock of ice. Shake remaining ingredients with ice and strain into the Absinthe rinsed glass. Garnish with an expressed Lemon peel.

Today, June 14th, is National Bourbon Day and to celebrate I figured I'd put together something I've been trying to get right for a while. This is based loosely on a drink called Vincent's Ruin that I came across looking for various other Whiskey/Absinthe drinks. The name flickered a memory of another ridiculously hot day...

A few years ago I took the Pretty on a trip to NOLA for her birthday along with her cousin and our good friend Muppet. Despite the heat was probably the best vacation I've ever been on. On our last night my pretty companions and I abandoned Bourbon Street for Frenchman Street once again for our revelry, visiting The Spotted Cat for a second time, pub crawling for a bit, eventually ending up at d.b.a. for some live rockabilly performed by The UnNaturals. At one point the Pretty One directed my attention towards her cousin to observe an aptly placed sign by her head... From then on she was duly nicknamed 'Man's Ruin'.