Thursday, January 26, 2017

Knockout Cocktail

This cocktail will knock out your taste buds. With a full ounce of Pernod, it is strong on herbal anise flavor, but white creme de menthe cools the spiciness, as does a heaping gob of dry vermouth.

I like the color of this cocktail, absinthe green. That kind of glowing nuclear radiation color that tastes just like it appears--and tastes great with that glowing maraschino cherry. Don't substitute absinthe for Pernod here, it's too dry and you need that sweetness to give you some relief from the powerful spices and herbs.
  • 2 oz. dry vermouth (Mancino used)
  • 1 1/2 oz. gin (Bombay Sapphire used)
  • 1 oz. Pernod
  • 1/2 tsp. white creme de menthe
  • maraschino cherry
Shake all ingredients except cherry in a shaker full of ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry. 

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