Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

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Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Nutrition

There are approximately 198 calories in one serving of Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder.

Bartender

Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Flamed orange zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 12 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
14 fl oz La Fee Parisienne absinthe
13 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
16 fl oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
16 fl oz Italian red bitter liqueur
34 fl oz Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
16 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
12 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Our comment:

Absinthe and gin delicately lead this subtle cherry-flavoured cocktail. Campari adds more colour than flavour while pink grapefruit freshens.

History:

Adaptation of a recipe by Scott Diaz, Seattle, WA, USA.

The phrase "absinthe makes the tart grow fonder" has been much used since absinthe's heyday in the late 1800s. It is first attributed to English poet Ernest Dowson (1867-1900) when he wrote "I understand that absinthe makes the tart grow fonder" in a February 1899 letter to Arthur Moore. However, it was another poet, Thomas Haynes Bayly who popularised the phrase in his poem Isle of Beauty published in his two-volume 1844 Songs, Ballads, and Other Poems:

"What would not I give to wander
Where my old companions dwell?
Absence makes the heart grow fonder;
Isle of Beauty, fare thee well!
"

Sadly, Bayly died 10 years before the poem was published.

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