Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Gin and Wormwood

6 to 8 sprig wormwood

Ingredient: wormwood

What it is:  Herb
Artemisia absinthium is a species of wormwood, native to temperate regions of Eurasia and northern Africa. It is an ingredient in the liquor absinthe, and also used for flavouring in some other spirits and wines, including bitters, vermouth and pelinkovac. It is also an additional ingredient to mint tea in moroccan tea culture.

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1 quart gin (Jenever)

Ingredient: gin (Jenever)

Also Known As:  Holland gin, , Dutch gin, Genever What it is:  Gin

Also called Holland Gin or Genever, it is a juniper-flavored and strongly alcoholic traditional liquor of the Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France, from which gin evolved.

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(Holland gin)
(Use a small bar glass.)

Take six to eight sprigs of wormwood, put these in a quart bottle and fill up with Holland gin, leave this stand for a few days, until the essence of the wormwood is extracted into the gin. In handing out this, pour a little of the above into a small whiskey glass and hand it with the bottle of gin to the customer to help himself

This drink is popular in the eastern part of the country, where the wormwood is used as a substitute for bitters.