Happy Friday all! After the whirlwind week I've had, this drink sounded like just the ticket. Of course, I think you'd want to rename it as a signature cocktail (unless you were having a Goth wedding – hmm,Bela Lugosi's Dead as the first dance anyone?). It features that most epic of alcohols, Absinthe. There are many Absinthe-like substitutes out there so you can tame it down (somehow, I always think of Gary Oldman in Dracula whenever I see Absinthe…)
1 oz gin
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
splash of Absinthe or substitute (ie Pernod)
Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled. Pour into martini glass. Salut!
Recipe and photo from Cocktalia