A New Mixtape from Nicky Offenberg, with Album Artwork from Colin Sutherland. Nicky was inspired by old school mixology and psychedelics. “Its new music that pays homage to an offbeat era.” Colin channeled what he was hearing, depicting a clandestine distillery with a 1960′s feel. Throw this mixtape on at your next cocktail party, and try infusing some of our Brenden Susens-Jackson’s (our new mixology contributor) absinthe recipes into your repertoire. Directions below..


A few absinthe remarks and concoctions:
The absinthe used must be made from wormwood, not petite wormwood, which is the common ingredient in many knock off absinthe imitation liqueurs, this is due to the illegality of absinthe in the United States before 2007 and the general lack of public knowledge regarding absinthe.
Absinthe is very high in alcohol content. To be enjoyed properly (and traditionally), it should always be cut with water when served solitarily, or if adding to cocktails the adage “Less is More” is quite applicable. As substitues for Absinthe use Anise based liquors, namely Pernod or Pontarlier.

Absinthe Cocktails:
1) For The Morning:
Corpse Reviver No. 2

3/4 oz. Dry Gin
3/4 oz. Cointreau
3/4 oz. Lillet Blanc
3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
Few Dashes of Absinthe
Garnish with a Stemless Maraschino Cherry. Shake, serve up.
2) For The Evening:
The Chrysanthemum

1 oz Benedictine liqueur
2 oz Dry Vermouth
1 barspoon Absinthe
Garnish with Orange Peel. Stir ingredients, serve up.
3) After Hours (for those seeking a bit more Absinthe):
Van Gogh’s Garden

1.5 oz Absinthe
One Sugar Cube (.5 oz Simple Syrup)
Club Soda
2-3 Cucumber Wheel
2-3 Kiwi Wheel
Build in a rocks glass. Muddle cucumber, kiwi, and sugar with a splash of club soda in a rocks glass. Add cracked ice, absinthe and top with club soda. Garnish with a kiwi wheel.

Recipes Compliments of Brenden Susens-Jackson

J Rocc ‘Stay Fresh’
The Stepkids ‘Suburban Dream’
Thundercat & Shafiq Husayn ‘Seasons (Love Still Hurts)’
Jagwar Ma ‘Come Save Me’
J Dilla ‘Workinonit’
Michael Kiwanuka ‘Tell Me A Tale’
The Barr Brothers ‘Give The Devil Back His Heart’
Field Music ‘Measure’
Atlas Sound ‘Te Amo’
Grizzly Bear ‘While You Wait For The Others’
My Morning Jacket ‘The Day Is Coming’
J Dilla ‘Anti-American Graffiti’
The Black Keys ‘Dead And Gone’
Raphael Saadiq ‘Movin’ Down The Line’
Oddisee ‘Detroit’
J Dilla (Jay Dee) ‘Nothing Like This’
Tame Impala ‘Desire Be, Desire Go’
White Denim ‘It’s Him!’

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