Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Glass of Herbsaint: The Herbsaint Bracer

Happy New Year!

For a little Morning After Relief....try an Herbsaint Bracer.

Appearing first in the inaugural Legendre Absinthe recipe booklet, as the Absinthe Bracer:

The 1944 Legendre Herbsaint recipe booklet:

The Herbsaint Bracer was made with equal parts of Legendre Herbsaint and Italian Vermouth, (At one time Legendre & Co. made their own Sweet Vermouth) with a twist of lemon peel, and a dash of bitters.

Herbsaint Bracer:

Fill half a glass with cracked ice.
Two ounces of Herbsaint     Use Herbsaint Original
Two ounces Italian Vermouth   Carpano Antica works very well in this cocktail

A dash of bitters   Hint: Try Peychauds as an alternative
Twist a piece of Lemon Peel on top.
Mix well and strain in a small glass.