Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Barnabas Collins Cocktail

Introducing The Barnabas Collins, a cocktail so powerful it will make you do things you're sure to regret in the morning.

Before progressing any further, though, here are two caveats:

If you play with fire, you might get burned. I prefer to melt the sugar cube by drenching it in absinthe and lighting it, but don't be surprised if you burn your home to the ground if you adopt this habit.

This drink will kick your ass. So drink responsibly. In fact, the responsible thing to do is to stay away from The Barnabas Collins. Don't say you weren't warned.

With that out of the way, here's how you make it:

The Barnabas Collins
Dow's Fine Tawny Porto 2 oz
Absente absinthe 1 oz
Idol French Vodka 1 oz
1 sugar cube
Club soda

Gently mix the port and vodka into a cocktail or absinthe glass. Balance the sugar on the absinthe spoon and pour 2 oz of absinthe over it, melting it. I like to caramelize the sugar by lighting it on the spoon but, like I said earlier, DANGER WILL ROBINSON. The alcohol content in this drink is off the charts, so you might want to add club soda to remove some of the bite. You might even want to reduce the amount of absinthe in the drink, mixing it to taste.

(Note: After a little experimentation, I've altered the recipe to make wine the dominant ingredient.)

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