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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice 1.000

Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post

Nov 19, 2010

Spicy absinthe and ginger beer offer hints of fall in this cocktail. Mata Hari brand absinthe is preferred because the anise flavor is more subtle than in traditional absinthe.


Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 1 1/4 ounces absinthe , preferably Mata Hari brand (see headnote)
  • 2 ounces unfiltered apple juice
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • Ginger beer, such as Blenheim brand
  • Apple slice, for garnish

Directions

Fill a Collins glass with ice.

Combine the absinthe, juice and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain into the glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with the slice of apple.


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Recipe Source

From Alexandra Bookless at the Passenger in Northwest Washington.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 180


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 25g 8%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 23g

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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