Gangadine Cocktail

Gangadine Cocktail

1 Teaspoonful Framboise Syrup. (1 tsp Monin Raspberry Syrup)
1/3 Oxygenie Cusenier. (3/4 oz Kubler 53)
1/3 White Mint. (3/4 oz Brizard Creme de Menthe)
1/3 Gin. (3/4 oz Beefeater’s Gin)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Wow, is this a pink, girly, and deadly drink. I’d give it points right there along with the Between the Sheets. I picked the Kubler, as previously I’d tried it in a cocktail with mint and thought it quite good. Also good here and didn’t muddy up the drink’s color like a Verte Absinthe would.

I’ve not turned up anything regarding the name, “Gangadine.” Might be a last name.

Oxygénée Cusenier was one of the late-pre ban French Absinthe. It was Oxygenated, supposedly to increase its purity and make it a more healthful beverage. I guess this was an attempt to combat the increasingly strident hue and cry against Absinthe as a beverage in the early 1900s.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.