Chimera Cup

Monika Ozog, Junoon, New York, NY

“Working with absinthe is sometimes a challenge. I thought orange would work well with the anise flavor similar to how fennel and orange pair together. I wasn’t sure if it was possible to make a fruitier absinthe drink but if I don’t try I won’t know!”

1 cucumber slice

1 orange wheel

.5 oz (15 ml) Eli Mason Gomme Syrup

1 mint sprig

1 oz (30 ml) Ransom Old Tom Gin

.5 oz (15 ml) Lucid Absinthe Supérieure

.5 oz (15 ml) fresh lime juice

1 oz (30 ml) The American Juice Company’s Blueberry Finn

.5 oz (15 ml) Jägermeister

Club soda, to top

1 cucumber wheel, as garnish

1 orange wheel, as garnish

1 mint sprig, as garnish

Muddle the cucumber, orange, and syrup in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients. Shake over ice, and double-strain into a wine glass. Add ice, top with soda, and add the garnishes.

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