Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sunset Cocktail/Name Your poison Day Bonus: Donatien A. F.



2 oz St. George Dry Rye Gin
1 oz Lillet Blanc
3/4 oz Suze
Rinse La Clandestine Absinthe

Rinse a chilled Coupe glass with Absinthe. Stir remaining ingredients with ice and strain into the Absinthe rinsed glass. Express an flaming Orange peel over top and drop in.


As it is Name Your Poison Day, I figured I should make a new poison and name it. This came about from my new love for Suze and the White Negroni in addition to my love of Absinthe and The Quill. Having so far made both the White Negroni and the Quill during Negroni Week and, as I mentioned then, the Quill is just a Negroni with an Absinthe rinsed glass, it made sense to try this with a White Negroni as well.

I was considering the idea of changing up the ratios to more closely match the 1:1:1 of a standard Negroni/Quill but I loved the way the White Negroni came out as it was that I kept the ratios to 2:1:3/4 and just added the Absinthe rinse (and flaming Orange because who doesn’t love a little well placed fire). I did change out the type of Gin used from what I originally used, but I stayed dry and all of the St. George Gins blend well with Absinthe so I went with their Dry Rye.

While this won't quite fit into my Mythos Absinthe Cocktails, maybe it could get an honorary addition. I’ll be curious to see who can figure out what the name of this drink refers to and why...