Colonial Ties

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Discerning Drinkers (32 ratings)

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

RINSE (coat inside) chilled glass with absinthe and set aside. Add other ingredients to mixing glass, STIR with ice and strain into absinthe-rinsed glass (Sazerac-style, without ice in glass).

1/12 fl oz La Fée Parisienne absinthe
1/4 fl oz Demerara / Muscovado / brown sugar syrup (2 sugar:1 water)
2 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura
1 fl oz Straight rye whiskey (100 proof / 50% alc./vol.)
1 fl oz Jamaican aged blended rum with funk
1/3 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

Some like to muddle a bitters-soaked brown sugar cube until "smooth paste" to make this cocktail. Depending on your sugar cube, even with a splash of soda water, after what seems like an eternity you may still see sugar crystals rather than paste. Life's too short so I've used 2:1 brown sugar syrup to make this punchy nightcap of a cocktail. One person's paste is another's syrup!

History:

Adapted from a recipe created in 2014 by Eric Alperin at The Varnish in Los Angeles.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.7 standard drinks
  • 30.35% alc./vol. (60.7° proof)
  • 24.5 grams of pure alcohol
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