Self-Starter Cocktail


Self Starter Cocktail.
1/8 Apricot Brandy. (1/4 oz Destillerie Purkhart “Blume Marillen” Apricot Eau-de-Vie)
3/8 Kina Lillet. (3/4 oz Jean de Lillet Reserve, 2004)
1/2 Dry Gin. (1 oz North Short Distiller’s Gin No. 6)
2 Dashes Absinthe. (2 Dash Lucid Absinthe)
Shake (I stirred) well and strain into cocktail glass.

I guess I probably should have used Apricot Liqueur in this. It just seemed so much more appealing to me made with Apricot Eau-de-Vie. And indeed, I quite enjoyed it as above. A very enjoyable cocktail.  I suppose the Self-Starter would also be OK made with Lillet Blanc and Apricot Liqueur.

Figured I should finally start emptying this last bottle of Jean de Lillet, as Eric Seed has said that Cocchi Americano will finally be available from Haus Alpenz some time this spring. Heck, then he could have 2 products in this drink. Hm. I wonder if I can get a case discount?

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.

5 thoughts on “Self-Starter Cocktail

  1. This resembles the Corpse Reviver 2 both in name and ingredients. More support demonstrating the popularity of morning cocktails. Cock-a-doodle-do!

  2. Americano Cocchi is on the water, arrives in NY ~April 21st, so in CA 2 to 3 weeks later. Jean de Lillet is wildly (and wonderfully) different – IMO it’s more down the Sauternes path, whereas Americano Cocchi is absolutely an aperitif wine. On an aside, I think that’s the first time I’ve ever seen Blume Marillen in a photograph by anyone (thanks!).

  3. I’ll have to try this with an eau-de-vie sometime. Right now I’m drinking one I made with the R&W Apricot, and I do like the palette of flavors on offer (sort of a citrus-free Pendennis Club), but it is a bit sweet for my taste.

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