Absent Stars Cocktail
I was in New Orleans last week with my wife and this was the best drink we sampled while there, which is saying a lot as we had a lot to drink over five days. If you do go, please book a table ahead of time at Cane & Table. I promise you won’t be disappointed. It’s a very special place and this outstanding warm weather drink is a small clue as to just how great it can be.
|1 oz||White Rum (or white Rhum Agricole if you prefer)|
|½ oz||Passion Fruit Syrup|
|½ oz||Apricot Liqueur (Apry, Rothman & Winter, Bols)|
|5 drops||Light Saline (a bit of salt in a bit of water)|
|10 drops||Bittermens’ Hopped Grapefruit Bitters (available at BYOB)|
- Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
- Strain into a chilled Old Fashioned filled with ice.
- Garnish with orange and serve.
Passion Fruit Syrup
Muddle ¼ cup hot water with ¼ cup sugar and the contents of one fresh passion fruit. Strain when ready. Let cool.