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Journal of No. 118

July 12th, 2009

World's Best Water DIsh @ 10:36 am

Yesterday, we went out to Poway to visit with some of dark_of_night's cousins and Aunt Toni @ Teresa & Jay's house, where they had practically a block party with their neighbors. It was fun, but my name buffer overflowed rapidly.

Last night, I finally experimented with one of the absinthe cocktail recipes from my Old Mr. Boston Bartender Guide. Most of the absinthe cocktails don't sound all that great to me, but this one sounded the best, and it turned out a winner. Here it is, straight from the book:

Knock-Out Cocktail

1 teaspoon white creme de menthe
1/3 absinthe
1/3 Old Mr. Boston Dry Gin
1/3 French Vermouth

Shake well with cracked ice and strain into 3 oz. Cocktail glass. Serve with a Cherry.

As made by me (approximately - I just pour by eye):
A dribble of green creme de menthe
1.5 oz. gin
.75 ounce vermouth
.5 ounce absinthe
Served with a cherry.

It turned out a cloudy, pretty green. The different herbal tastes were distinct, and went together well. I said to myself, "Oh there's the gin. Wait, over there's the absinthe, and that flavor over there must be the vermouth." The mint was pretty faint, but that's okay.
You'll notice there's no stupid fruit juice or anything to dilute this puppy. This is pretty common in the old recipe book. These are stiff cocktails, dammit. Or maybe it was just living up to its name.
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Date:July 13th, 2009 08:12 am (UTC)
Is this recipe up for reblogging?

What's the copyright date on the book?
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Date:July 13th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
As far as I'm concerned, you can reblog it.

The book is copyright 1935.
Date:July 13th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
And by reblogging, I mean posting for money.
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Date:July 13th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Sure thing. Do I get 10%, or would that involve a hacksaw and a penny?

Journal of No. 118