Monday, May 18, 2020

Hearn's Cocktail

According to Robert F. Moss, author of Southern Spirits: Four Hundred Years of Drinking in the American South, this cocktail can be traced back to one man. Lafcadio Hearn was a popular news and magazine author who collected popular New Orleans recipes in la Cuisine Creole. Much of his recipes refer to punches and pousse cafes designed to impress dinner guests, but he also included two dozen recipes of "New Orleans style" cocktails with whiskey, absinthe and bitters. This one includes all three:
  • 3/4 oz. Irish whiskey (Proper Twelve used)
  • 3/4 oz. Pernod (Ricard used)
  • 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
  • several dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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