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.