We visited Chalk last weekend. We hadn’t been there in a while and it’s still my favorite local slightly-more-than-casual restaurant. This time we ate at the bar.
Whenever Brandon the Bartender is working, I ask him to create a drink for me. This time he did a variation on a Depth Charge – at least, I think that’s what he called it. (I think of a Depth Charge as a drink involving beer.) Regardless of what it’s called, it was quite tasty and included the newest liqour to hit Kentucky – Absinthe.
1/4 part Lucid Absinthe
1 part Hendrick’s Gin
1 part Lillet Blanc (A white bordeaux wine used as a mixer or an aperitif)
Line a martini glass with the absinthe.
Shake the Gin & Lillet well over ice and pour into the martini glass.
The ice chips and coldness of the Gin/Lillet mix cloud the absinthe, which is what you want.
This was a rather nifty drink – classy and reminiscent of an earlier time. I never know whether Brandon is reaching into some crazy amount of mixology knowledge to create this drinks or randomly creating them, but I’m never disappointed. Thanks!
Image by Thomas Hawk, via Creative Commons on Flickr.
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