A distilled, highly alcoholic (45-75% ABV), anise-flavored beverage derived from botanicals like wormwood, green anise, fennel, hyssop, melissa and other herbs. Technically a spirit, as it is not bottled with sugar. The green fairy.
A whiskey distilled from a grain mash that contains at least 51% rye, a grass and member of the wheat tribe 'Triticeae.'
Also known as Vermouth di Torino, Italian vermouth, rosso and red vermouth; these vermouth have been sweetened with cane sugar or caramelized sugar, usually giving the vermouth 10-15% sugar and a slightly reddish brown color.
Also refered to as Peter heering, this cherry liqueur brand is commonly used in cocktails like the Singapore Sling and Blood & Sand.
In cocktails, cherries are sweetened in a brine, like maraschino cherries (marr-ə-SKEE-noh) or in brandy, like brandied cherries. They are usually used as a garnish, muddled into the cocktail, or used simple for their sweetened brine.
To a chilled coupe or cocktail glass, add a dash of absinthe, roll the glass to coat and discard excess. Add remaining ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice and stir well. Strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.
The Gentleman’s Companion, or Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask, 1939.
The Essential Cocktail Book
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