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Cocktail of the week: Revival

Revival from Monarch St Louis

This week I've been thoroughly (and I mean, thoroughly), enjoying a cocktail out of the Food & Wine Cocktails 2008 book called "Revival".  This cocktail, per the book, is from the bar manager from Monarch, in St. Louis.  I think I want to go to St. Louis

Here's how it reads:
2 oz rye
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
2 dashes of absinthe (or Pernod)
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 lemon twist

cocktail shaker with ice.  shake.  strain into cocktail glass with a twist.

A somewhat sweet, but tangy cocktail.  A real dances-on-the-tongue number, and very refreshing. Great for pre-dinner, what the the acidity getting the taste buds going.  The absinthe adds another layer, but without being too, well absinthey.

Do try one.