Cocktail of the Day: Headlong Fall

It was Wes’ turn to mix last night, and looking for something new (because everything old is new again) he visited CocktailDB and hit the Random Recipe Button. The first one that came up made him say “Ehh,” and push the button again. This was the second one that came up.

Headlong Fall Cocktail

1 ounce gin.
1 ounce dry vermouth.
1/4 ounce Bénédictine.
1/4 ounce pastis (we used Herbsaint) or absinthe.

Stir with ice for no less than 30 seconds.
Strain into a cocktail glass of civilized size.
No garnish.

Pale, greenish-straw color. Gorgeous bouquet. Wonderful balance. Heck, it’s enough to get me to fall in love with a fitty-fitty Martini (with orange bitters, of course).

“It should,” Murray pointed out in email, “be perfect while watching [Bush deliver] the State of the Union. Coincidence?”