Next up on the Spamalot cocktail list, Mr. Terry Jones, who codirected with Gilliam the Holy Grail (and who directed the later films), and could play a woman like no one else.
- 2.5 oz. Aquavit
- 0.5 oz. Creme de Menthe
- 0.25 oz. lemon juice
- 1 dash burlesque bitters
Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Spray top with absinthe from atomizer.
Following Python, Mr. Jones wrote and directed Erik the Viking, which I must admit on never seeing, though it provided a nice Norwegian base spirit for this drink by way of Aquavit (Linie, from Norway). The Creme de Menthe is for the disgusting Mr. Creosote from The Meaning of Life and the wafer thin mint that did him in. It adds a nice sweetness to this drink. The burlesque bitters are for all his time in drag as well as his nude organist. Just seemed appropriate.
The lemon? Well, sometimes a drink just needs some acid, and I’d rather have a good drink than be stifled by theme too much. The absinthe, though, is for his later work with Brian Froud (of Labyrinth and Dark Crystal fame) on Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book. I would imagine the pressed green fairy would make for a nice, albeit morbid, garnish.
So it’s a little hidden in the final prep, but after you do the mixing and strain it into a glass, you spray some absinthe on to finish it.
Ah! Missed that. You are the only person I know who has put absinthe into a mister! 🙂