Sep 292011

Having recently invested in a bottle of Barenjager (sorry I don’t know how to put the little dots over the letters) NMD commander Ben linked me to Barenjager’s recent cocktail competition. A beautiful warm evening in the garden ensured that I would try the winner.

Grand prize winner, Kyle Ford, mixed up the SS Europa a perfectly balanced cocktail that according to the judges “highlighted Barenjager beautifully and created an instant classic.”

SS Europa
1 part Barenjager Honey Liqueur
2 parts Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
3 dashes St. George absinthe
Method: Stir for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

I lacked St. George’s absinthe (which is excellent) but some dashes of Tabu absinthe made a fine stand-in.  Very refreshing and light, slightly sweet, almost as if there were a kids drink called honey juice. Will definitely make again.

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