San Francisco–based mixologist Jacqueline Patterson created this drink with seasonal rhubarb syrup and locally produced St. George absinthe verte. The sweetness of the syrup and the licorice flavor of the absinthe balance out the assertiveness of the bourbon, for a cocktail that can become a smack of evil if too many are consumed.
For more cocktails with a touch of absinthe, check out our sazerac recipe.
- Yields: 1 drink
- Difficulty: Easy
- Total: Under 5 mins
- Active: Under 5 mins
- 1 1/2 ounces Bulleit Bourbon
- 1 ounce Rhubarb Syrup
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Dash St. George absinthe verte
- Lemon twist
- Mint leaf, crushed
Combine the bourbon, rhubarb syrup, lemon juice, and absinthe in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and crushed mint leaf.