Recipe (this one’s a doozy)
NOTE: This recipe is in PARTS, not ounces. Please be wise.
- .75 gin
- .5 vodka
- .5 brandy
- .5 light rum
- .5 blended scotch
- .5 irish whiskey
- .5 tequila
- .25 rye
- .5 apricot liqueur
- .25 raspberry liqueur
- 3 dashes cinnamon bitters (or 1 tsp Fireball — trust me on this)
- .25 oz Absinthe and .125 oz Green Chartreuse for float
- Lemon Peel, expressed and as garnish
Stir all ingredients (except the ingredients for the float) in a mixing glass until VERY chilled and diluted. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Express the lemon peel over the drink and garnish with the peel.
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Today is Pentecost, which is all about the Holy Spirit descending and indwelling Christians, creating unity out of a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual group of people. So, I wanted to create a cocktail that had as many “spirits” from as many regions as possible (get it?).
I ended up doing a riff on the strongest known cocktail in the world, the Aunt Roberta Cocktail (really neat history behind that drink, by the way). It has 12 ingredients (the symbolism gets a little nuts here), and what came out was an even stronger drink that is surprisingly balanced and soft for all that’s in it.
Seriously, give this a try. It will be worth your time and effort. It is one drink, with many parts. And it is beautiful.Continue reading