I am a geek on many levels, especially regarding music and movies. Ever since I saw Gary Oldman seduce Mina in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” I wanted to try absinthe. That interest quadrupled when I read years ago that Marilyn Manson became involved in bottling the anise flavored beverage.
Unable to obtain Mansinthe back then, I purchased whatever brand our local purveyors availed me. Well, it disappointed me. I didn’t even enjoy a decent buzz for some reason.
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Fast forward to Memorial Day weekend 2017. For an inexplicable reason I decided to toast our fallen US soldiers with something classy. A little research uncovered a rather rare 1930’s era drink called the Alaska Cocktail.
The origin of the name is shrouded in mystery but the recipe is simple, excludes sugar, and tends toward the savory side. Fortunately a local vendor carries the expensive French liqueur Yellow Chartreuse. We dropped a pretty penny but don’t regret the investment.
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Do you enjoy adult beverages? What is your drink of choice?