Bohemian Bay Breeze

My taste buds are looking for something tropical today in the aftermath of National Rum Day (8/16). My Twitter feed was on overload yesterday with the likes of Mai Tais, Daiquiris (of the classic and frozen varieties), and Pina Coladas.

Today I’m shifting gears and playing with a different base spirit, absinthe. Specifically a Bohemian-style absinthe. If you haven’t tried this category of absinthe before, run out to your store and find a bottle of Absinthe Mata Hari. Mata Hari, and Bohemian-style absinthes in general, have a much more muted anise profile than its French and Swiss counterparts, making it more accessible and easy to mix in cocktails.

So here’s that tropical treat I’ve been gearing you up for:

The Bohemian Bay Breeze
1 part Absinthe Mata Hari
1 part Pineapple Juice
1 1/2 parts Cranberry Juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake thoroughly and strain into an Collins glass with fresh ice.


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