Posts tagged Absinth

A cross of Star Wars and Game of Thrones, this week we discuss Saga, from Brian K. Vaughn, and Fiona Staples.  A space opera that tackles everything from war, to parenthood.

1 Sugar Cube
2 1/2 oz. Rye Whisky
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Lemon Peel
Old-Fashioned glass
  1. In an Old-Fashioned glass (not a mixing glass; it's part of the ritual), muddle a sugar cube with a few drops of water.
  2. Add several small ice cubes and the rye whiskey,* the Peychaud's bitters, and the Angostura bitters.**
  3. Stir well and strain into a second, chilled, Old-Fashioned glass in which you have rolled around a few drops of absinthe (no substitute really works, but you can try either a mix of Pernod and green Chartreuse, or Absente) until its inside is thoroughly coated, pouring off the excess.
  4. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel (some insist that this be squeezed over the drink and discarded; Handy wasn't so picky).

Bryan picked this drink cause the name sounded like a character or creature that could be in Saga.


Rise from the Ashes (Corpse Reviver #2)

On the next episode of the Funnybooks and Firewater podcast, we discuss the classic X-Men Arc, the Dark Phoenix Saga. Here is a preview of the panels drink choices to get you start your weekend.  On Monday you can rise from the ashes and join us for our discussion of the Dark Phoenix.


The Corpse Reviver # 2

1 oz Gin
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lillet Blanc
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 dash Absinth

Shake all the ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled glass.  Garnish with Orange Peel.

This is one of Bryan's all time favorite drinks, so he may have used the whole Phoenix rising from the ashes thing as an excuse to attempt to make his favorite drink.