Sunday, November 25, 2012
Cocktail Wednesdays: Morning Cocktail
Two weeks ago, Scott chose the Morning Cocktail from David Wondrich's Imbibe. I'm not sure what the name is from, since it certainly seems to be a fierce tipple for the A.M.
1 oz Brandy
1 oz Rye Whiskey
1 oz Absinthe
2 ds Angostura Bitters
Lemon wedge as garnish
Stir over ice, strain into a claret glass and serve with a 1/4 slice of lemon.
The verdict: This one is definitely an absinthe cocktail, which overwhelms the other flavors. They do give a warmth to the cocktail, but are not balanced in flavor the way that the equal parts might imply.