Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Appetizer No. IV

Source:  Recipes for Mixed Drinks page:  7
1/2 gin (London Dry)

Ingredient: gin (London Dry)

What it is:  Gin
Now the most common style of gin. London dry gin is made by taking a neutral grain spirit and redistilling after the botanicals are added. In addition to juniper, it is usually made with amounts of citrus botanicals like lemon and bitter orange peel. Other botanicals that may be used include anise, angelica root and seed, orris root, licorice root, cinnamon, cubeb, savory, lime peel, grapefruit peel, dragon eye, saffron, baobab, frankincense, coriander, nutmeg and cassia bark.

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calls for El Bart
1/2 Dubonnet

Ingredient: Dubonnet

What it is:  Fortified wine

Dubonnet is a wine-based aperitif similar to Buckfast Tonic Wine. It is a blend of fortified wine, herbs, spices and quinine, with fermentation being stopped by the addition of alcohol. Dubonnet was first sold in 1846 by Joseph Dubonnet, in response to a competition run by the French authorities to find a way of persuading French Foreign Legionnaires in North Africa to drink quinine.

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1 dash absinthe

Ingredient: absinthe

What it is:  Spirit
An anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs, including the flowers and leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium (wormwood). Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color but can also be colorless. Although absinthe was vilified, no evidence has shown it to be any more dangerous than ordinary spirits.

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Shake well in a mixing glass with cracked ice, strain and serve.