This obscure classic cocktail is a haughty after dinner drink that was once popular in elite gentlemen's clubs during Prohibition. Made with a heavy pour of Cognac, crème de menthe and a touch of absinthe, this minty refresher is a deceptively boozy tipple. While its origins are murky at best, rumor has it that the cocktail was made with crème de menthe and a garnish of fresh mint to hide the smell of alcohol on an imbiber’s breath after drinking at an illegal speakeasy.
- 2.25 oz Cognac
- 0.75 oz Crème de Menthe
- 1 dash Absinthe
- Mint sprig
- Mint leaf
Add the crème de menthe, Cognac and absinthe to a mixing glass. Top with ice and stir.
Using a Julep strainer, strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with a fresh mint leaf.
Contributed by Supercall