Issue No. 125 —

Absente Video

Are the in-laws coming over to your place for a little holiday get together? The North Star is the perfect way to turn an awkward holiday party around, loosening everyone up and getting the vibe a bit more festive.

The North Star is a cocktail I came up with for Crillon Importer’s product Absente, Absinthe Refined. As you may already be aware absinthe and cream go together nicely. The kirschwasser adds a cherry note to this cocktail and of course always grate fresh nutmeg. The North Star makes an exceptional holiday cocktail, but it doesn’t have to be December for you to enjoy the combination of absinthe, cream, cherry and nutmeg.

The North Star

  • 1/2 oz Absente
  • 1 oz white créme de cocoa
  • 1 1/2 oz kirschwasser
  • 1 oz cream
  • Garnish with nutmeg, star anise & a brandied cherry

Shake all ingredients with ice, except the garnish. Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with star anise, a brandied cherry and freshly grated nutmeg.

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