Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

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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 1/2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1/6 fl oz La Fée Parisienne absinthe
1/3 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
1/6 fl oz Cherry Heering cherry brandy liqueur
1/6 fl oz Italian red bitter liqueur
3/4 fl oz Pink grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)
1/6 fl oz Sugar syrup (65.0°brix, 2 sugar to 1 water rich syrup)
1/3 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

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

History:

Adapted from a recipe created by Scott Diaz in Seattle, Washington State, USA.

The phrase "absence makes the tart grow fonder" is first attributed to English poet Ernest Dowson (1867-1900) as part of 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!

Thomas Haynes Bayly

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

Nutrition:

One serving of Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder contains 187 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 21.31% alc./vol. (42.62° proof)
  • 22.9 grams of pure alcohol
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