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.”
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.