1/2 Canadian Club Whisky. (1 oz Forty Creek Three Grain)
1/2 Absinthe. (1 oz Kubler Absinthe)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
In name and spirit, an appropriate cocktail for the day the California Supreme Court ruled California Proposition 8 unconstitutional.
However, not really a very good cocktail, I’m sorry to say. I guess I would say it is nominally better than the Earthquake (aka Bunny Hug), just because it doesn’t have Gin. On the other hand, any cocktail that is half Absinthe is definitely a questionable cocktail.
Since this cocktail is another from Judge Jr.’s Prohibition era recipe book, “Here’s How”, it does beg the question exactly what sort of Absinthe would possibly have been served during Prohibition. Quite possibly it wouldn’t be entirely inappropriate to use “Steep-Sinthe” or “Bohemian” Style Absinthe in this one…
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.