Note: The Savoy nights at Alembic have been on hiatus recently. There have been some rumors of their return. I will post when I know more.
Glad Eye Cocktail
1/3 Peppermint. (3/4 oz DeKuyper White)
2/3 Absinthe. (1 1/2 oz Lucid Absinthe)
(Dash Fee’s Mint Bitters)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
I really was not looking forward to this cocktail. In fact I’ve been putting it off for nearly a week.
However, in some bizarre fit of masochism a local bar, Alembic, has decided to have a monthly event where instead of having a menu, they hand out copies of “The Savoy Cocktail Book” and tell patrons to pick a cocktail, any cocktail.
The first time they did this event I was out of town. Strangely, it was “successful,” in some measure of the term, so they have decided to make it a monthly event.
Stopped by this evening, and told the talented bartenders, yes, I would like a “Glad Eye” thank you. Their response was, you know, I really don’t think that is going to be very good. Well, so it goes. Indeed, it was not very good. Though less bad than I had feared.
Daniel, the bar manager, suggested perhaps putting it in a tube for alcoholic tooth brushers. But, he said, it would have to be a Tom’s of Maine type flavor, not some commercial brand. I suspect it was the aromatics of the Absinthe moving him in that direction.
One of the other bartenders thought she perhaps preferred it to the Stinger. The Glad Eye certainly carries a bit more of a sting than the stinger!
So there you go.
Should you desire an authentic cocktail made from the recipes in the Savoy Cocktail Book, drop by Alembic Bar the 3rd Tuesday of any month. They’ll do their best!
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.