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The Sun Also Rises Cocktail

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 2 mins
Total time 45 mins
Yield Serves 1
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

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