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Phoebe Snow

Phoebe Snow 1.000

James M. Thresher for The Washington Post

Oct 7, 2009

Named for one of the early 20th century's most recognized advertising mascots, the fictional Phoebe extolled the virtues of "clean" anthracite rail travel. What the drink has to do with her is anyone's guess. With its French ingredients, perhaps it's what one bartender imagined a sophisticated lady, dressed in white, would sip in a dining car on the Lackawanna Railroad.


Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces cognac
  • 1 1/2 ounces Dubonnet
  • 1 teaspoon absinthe (may substitute an absinthe stand-in, such as Pernod)

Directions

Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice. Add the cognac, Dubonnet and absinthe. Stir vigorously, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.


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Recipe Source

Adapted from "Recipes for Mixed Drinks," by Hugo R. Ensslin (Fox Printing House, 1917; facsimile edition, Mud Puddle Books, 2009).

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 149


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 2g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 2g

Protein: 0g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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