Yellow Parrot Cocktail

Yellow Parrot Cocktail
1/3 Absinthe. (3/4 oz Greenway Distiller’s Absinthe Superior)
1/3 Yellow Chartreuse. (3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse)
1/3 Apricot Brandy. (3/4 oz Blumme Marillen Apricot Eau-de-Vie)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

First off, there was no way I was making this cocktail as written, 2/3 liqueur and 1/3 Absinthe. Just NO way.

So, instead, I made it 1/3 liqueur, 1/3 booze, 1/3 Absinthe.

As such, it’s not exactly bad. I like the Blumme Marillen Apricot Eau-de-Vie, I like Yellow Chartreuse, and I like the Greenway Distillers Absinthe.

However, it is a pretty stiff drink, and, to be honest, it doesn’t quite pass the true test of a cocktail. “Does the combination of ingredients somehow elevate the drink beyond any of the single ingredients?”

Nope, instead of enjoying this rather bizarre combination, I kept thinking, “Greenway Distillers Absinthe and Water. Now, that would have been nice.”

Oddly, though, this drink does seem to have a bit of a “second life”, at least going from the number of websites it has been reproduced upon. Makes you wonder if anyone else is actually tasting the drinks they publish on their websites.

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.

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