This frothy version of the absinthe-and-gin-based cocktail Corpse Reviver No. 2 gets a Spanish inflection -- and a dash of bittersweet -- from the addition of orange marmalade. We used Kubler absinthe, which is more herbal and less sweet than some available absinthes. It's a great cocktail for brunch or a lazy afternoon.
Cocchi Americano, an Italian aperitivo, is available at Schneider's of Capitol Hill, Ace Beverage in Northwest Washington and Society Fair in Alexandria.
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 ounce gin
- 3/4 ounce Cointreau
- 3/4 ounce Cocchi Americano (see headnote)
- 1/4 ounce absinthe
- 1/2 ounce Seville orange marmalade (may substitute bitter orange marmalade)
- 3/4 ounce egg white (1 medium egg white)
Combine the lemon juice, gin, Cointreau, Cocchi Americano, absinthe, marmalade and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, then fill halfway with ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.
Adapted from "The Savoy Cocktail Book," by Harry Craddock (Constable & Co., 1930).
Tested by Carrie Allan and Bonnie S. Benwick.
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