Hobson

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Old-fashioned
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer

Nutrition

238 Calories
Hobson image

Serve in

Old-fashioned

Garnish:

Orange slice

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into glass filled with crushed ice.

2 fl oz Rutte Sloe Gin
1 fl oz Triple sec liqueur
14 fl oz La Fee Parisienne absinthe
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Comment:

Unbalanced towards sweetness. With drinks like this you can see why Hobson chose to be an abstainer. Originally served 'straight-up' but better over crushed ice.

Origin:

Named after Richmond Pearson Hobson (1870-1937) the United States Navy Rear Admiral and not Thomas Hobson (1545 - 1631) from Cambridge, England who gave rise to the term 'Hobson's choice'. R.P. Hopson was a hero of the American-Spanish war of 1898 who went on to became a Congressman. An ardent abstainer, Hobson has been called 'The Father of American Prohibition' due of his advocacy for criminalizing alcohol and other drugs and was a prolific author on this subject.

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