Friday, September 8, 2017

Yellow Parrot

This enormous cocktail has a pretty name. And I can see the resemblance to a parrot's plumage. But that's where the similarities between bird and beverage end. This is one of those self-destructive cocktails designed to wipe you out with one drink. It is three drinks in one!

The recipe calls for Pernod, an absinthe substitute. You can just as easily do it with real absinthe like Mt. Defiance. The reason is that yellow Chartreuse is milder and sweeter with honey and herbal flavors. But the sugar in yellow Chartreuse settles the strength of the absinthe a little. With Pernod you may consider switching your Chartreuse to the green label because it is less sweet, but Pernod has sugar of its own.

Here's the recipe as written:
  • 2 oz. Pernod
  • 2 oz. Brandy (cognac please)
  • 2 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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