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Yellow Parrot

Yellow Parrot 1.000
Sep 5, 2007

If the traditional way to enjoy an absinthe -- with a little water and sugar -- doesn't appeal, try this cocktail, which dates from the early 20th century. Its anise, herbal and fruit notes will make you feel as if you're sitting on the Left Bank in a beret. If you can't get the real stuff, an absinthe substitute such as Absente or Pernod works just fine.


Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 3/4 ounce absinthe (may substitute Absente or Pernod)
  • 3/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse (do not use green)
  • 3/4 ounce apricot brandy
  • 1 orange slice, for garnish

Directions

Fill a mixing glass two-thirds full with ice. Add the absinthe, yellow Chartreuse and apricot brandy; stir vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the orange slice.


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Adapted from Patrick Gavin Duffy's "Official Mixer's Manual" (Alta, 1934).

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 188


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 18g 6%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

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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