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 Picayune “Drink Like a Saint” contest to celebrate the New Orleans Saints making their debut in the 2009 Super Bowl.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
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.