All of the presents for Hanukkah or Christmas have been found. Now it’s time to slow down, unwind, and enjoy a festive cocktail with your evening. The Sloe-Down-Santa absinthe cocktail is also the perfect substitute for mimosas at brunch. Or serve this refreshing cocktail at a holiday get-together.
Bar tools needed:
The Sloe-Down-Santa cocktail requires mixing and combining the ingredients in two parts. Prepare your home bar with a mixing glass that has a pouring spout or a cocktail shaker with a strainer.
Use a dasher bottle like the one in my absinthe shop or a clean, and empty, small spray bottle to fill with absinthe for the steps that include spritzing.
Sloe-Down-Santa Absinthe Recipe:
3/4 oz Sipsong Spirits Gin
¼ oz sloe gin
1/2 oz hibiscus flower syrup
1/4 oz Gifford Menthe de Pastille
3 oz champagne (preferably sparkling rosé)
3 sprays of Absinthia Absinthe
Step 1: Combine ice, Gin, Hibiscus Flower Syrup, and Gifford Menthe de Pastille in a cocktail strainer or mixing glass and stir well.
Step 2: Spray a Champagne flute with 1 spritz of Absinthia's Absinthe
Step 3: Slowly pour the mixture from the mixing glass or cocktail shaker into the flute until ⅓ full.
Step 4: Slowly top the remaining flute with Champagne.
Step 5: Garnish with a candy cane and dried hibiscus flower on the rim and two spritzes of Absinthe mist on top.Looking for more absinthe cocktails? Check out my library of absinthe drinks!