Lemon zest twist (or cherry)
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
|2 fl oz||Hayman's London Dry Gin|
|5/12 fl oz||Strucchi Dry Vermouth|
|1/24 fl oz||Grenadine/pomegranate syrup (2:1)|
|2 dash||La Fée Parisienne absinthe|
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Grenadine adds a pink-red hue but absinthe ensures this Martini remains dry. Nonetheless, this drink may chase your gloom (blues) away.
Adapted from a recipe David A. Embury's 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.
GLOOM CHASER or GLOOM RAISERDavid A. Embury, 1948
Dry Martini with 2 dashes absinthe and 2 dashes grenadine to each drink. Stir. Compare the International. Another version of the Gloom Chaser consists of a Daiquiri with curaçao substituted for the sugar.
Sadly, Embury does not give a recipe for "the International" in his book.
One serving of Gloom Chaser (Embury) contains 164 calories.