Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thirsty Thursday's second installment features Absinthe

We are on an absinthe kick. The licorice liquor is an acquired taste for many, including us. When we first tried it several years ago, we weren’t a fan. However, here’s a tasty way to ease your way into what we’ve discovered is quite refreshing and perfect for spring.

This recipe is from memory as we were unable to find reference to it online. The Sir Saint cocktail was a finalist in the 2009 Tales of the Cocktail/Times PicayuneDrink Like a Saint” contest to celebrate the New Orleans Saints making their debut in the 2009 Super Bowl.
Sir Saint Cocktail
Think of this as a mojito, but instead of rum, use absinthe.

1 oz. Absinthe (we like Herbsaint)
1 oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. simple syrup
2 oz. ginger ale or ginger beer
raw sugar

Muddle mint in the bottom of a shaker with a touch of raw sugar; add absinthe, lime juice and simple syrup. Add ice and shake it baby! Then pour into a double old fashioned glass over ice and top with ginger ale/beer. Garnish with mint and lime. Enjoy!

We’re hoping Mickey Loomis’ press conference today means that Drew Brees’ contract is a done deal. Fingers crossed.  

On a side note, LRA VP of Communications Wendy Waren and her husband were the runners-up for originality in the Drink Like a Saint contest with the “Black and Gold Air Raid.” With a generous measure of Cruzan Black Strap Rum and honey liqueur Barenjager, a touch of orange flower water and club soda, the strength was tamed and it tasted almost like chocolate.

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