Serve inOld-fashioned glass
Lemon zest twist
How to make:
POUR the absinthe into ice-filled glass, top up with water and set to one side. Separately, POUR other ingredients into an ice-filled mixing glass and STIR well. DISCARD absinthe, water and ice from serving glass. Finally strain contents of mixing glass into the absinthe rinsed glass.
|1⁄3 fl oz||La Fee Parisienne absinthe|
|Top up with||Chilled water|
|2 fl oz||Bourbon whiskey|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Cherry Heering Liqueur|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Martini Rosso vermouth|
Charles H. Baker says of this twist on a Sazerac, "Treat this one with the respect it deserves, gentleman."
Adapted from a recipe by Charles H. Baker Junior. In his 1939 The Gentleman's Companion he writes of this drink, "a Hazy Memory of a Night in Havana during the Unpleasantnesses of 1933, when Each Swallow Was Punctuated with Bombs Going off on the Prado, or the Sound of 3" Shells Being Fired at the Hotel NACIONAL, then Haven for Certain Anti-Revolutionary Officers".
The drink is named after the press slogan, "Remember the Maine, to Hell with Spain" blaming Spain for the unexplained sinking of the U.S.S. Maine off Cuba in 1898. This helped provoke the 1898 Spanish-American War.