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Woodland Verte Cocktail

Cocktails & Beverages from Issue 2 – Fall / Winter 2013 – Traces

For absinthe cocktails in New York, there really is only one suitable destination: Maison Premiere. That exquisite New Orleans-style bar’s own head bartender, Maxwell Britten, concocted the Woodland Verte, a bracingly balanced absinthe tipple, especially for us.

makes 1 cocktail (pictured left)

  • oz (2½ Tbsp) Oloroso Sherry
  • ¾ oz (1½ Tbsp) Pineapple juice
  • ¾ oz (1½ Tbsp) Mansinthe Absinthe Verte
  • ¾ oz (1½ Tbsp) Simple Syrup*
  • 1 oz (2 Tbsp) Luxardo Amaro Abano

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    Add sherry, juice, absinthe and simple syrup to a tall glass. Swizzle with crushed ice then top with more crushed ice. Drizzle Amaro Abano over the top. No garnish involved.


    Simple syrup: Bring equal parts water and sugar to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar, then cool and chill.