The Sun Also Rises Cocktail

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr
The Sun Also Rises Cocktail is a play on the classic 'Death in the Afternoon' cocktail by Ernest Hemingway. This version is a palatable cocktail that pays homage to the original.

Yield:

Serves 1

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 2 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 168
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 13.1 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 2 mg

Ingredients

Simple syrup:
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup water
Cocktail:
3 ounces prosecco or other dry sparkling wine
1 1/2 tablespoons Plymouth Sloe Gin
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons absinthe
3 drops Peychaud's bitters

Preparation

1. To prepare simple syrup, combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a microwave-safe dish; microwave at HIGH for 2 minutes. Stir until sugar dissolves; cool.

2. To prepare the cocktail, pour 3 ounces sparkling wine into a Champagne flute. Combine sloe gin, juice, and absinthe in a martini shaker with ice. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup; reserve remaining simple syrup for another use. Shake. Strain into flute; top with bitters.

Note:

Charles Joly,

The Aviary, Chicago,

December 2012