The Eliot Spritzer



I guess this goes to show what happens when I am unsupervised…
I started thinking about Eliot Spritzer and a drink that would be fitting and I was foooling around with various options,Champagne was obvious for the spritzer and success, then something for madness or loss of any even remote self control. hmmm, mezcal?, gin, then I thought the obvious, Absinthe,why not ?
Most people actually believe those stories, so it would be humorous. So then I thought “Death in the Afternoon,Hemingway , etc.,
and Campari for a bitter bloody ending, why not?
We of course used upstate New York Champagne given Eliot’s love of upstate too.
Original – Quite Bitter- Especially at End

1/2 oz of Campari
1 oz Absinthe
3 oz Champagne
(Basically a Death in the Afternoon variant)
Pour the Campari into a champagne flute
Float 1 oz of Absinthe (I prefer the Kubler Clear/white for looks or if you want a sweeter version use Lucid)
Float the champagne over all of it. (The absinthe will mix with the champagne)
Another method to make it is to add the Absinthe and champagne first then put the Campari in the bottom using a turkey baster or other syringe type device to layer it below the other ingredients.
If you want a sweeter version add sugar or simple syrup to the absinthe before hand
Of course the story is champagne (sweetness of success) followed by the Absinthe (Madness and Sex)and then the Campari (a bitter,bloody red end)

Sweeter Version

1/2 oz of Campari
1 oz St Germain Liqueur
1 oz Absinthe
3 oz Champagne

Pour the Campari into a Champagne flute
Mix the St Germain, Champagne and Absinthe together then float over the Campari
Another method to make it is to add the mix first then put the Campari in the bottom using a turkey baster or other syringe type device(marinade hypo) to layer it below the other ingredients.
Of course the story is champagne (sweetness of success) followed by the Absinthe (Madness and Sex)and then the Campari (a bitter,bloody red end)
Cheers,
Chris

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