Green Blush
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Green Blush
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The Green Blush is a cocktail that masterfully balances the herbaceous and anise-forward punch of absinthe with the sweet and aromatic complexity of red vermouth and the distinctive herbal liqueur ... more The Green Blush is a cocktail that masterfully balances the herbaceous and anise-forward punch of absinthe with the sweet and aromatic complexity of red vermouth and the distinctive herbal liqueur qualities of DOM Benedictine. This concoction brings together the deep flavors of these spirits in a harmonious blend that is served chilled in a cocktail glass, presenting an intriguing option for those who enjoy a drink with layered herbal notes and a touch of sweetness. The interplay between the bold absinthe and the softer notes from the vermouth and Benedictine often creates a unique taste profile that might appeal to adventurous palates looking for a drink with depth and character.
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22.28% | 3.52 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Green Blush

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Mix a quarter of a part of absinthe, one part DOM Benedictine and four parts vermouth in a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass before serving

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What can you tell me about the unique flavors of the ingredients in Green Blush?

The Green Blush cocktail is a fascinating blend of complex flavors. Absinthe, one of its primary ingredients, is renowned for its strong anise flavor accompanied by a subtle bitterness, often described as herbal or grassy. Red vermouth contributes a sweet, aromatic profile with hints of botanicals that can include herbs, spices, and fruits. DOM Benedictine adds a rich layer of flavor with its mix of 27 herbs and spices, offering a slightly sweet, herbal taste that complements the other ingredients, resulting in a complex, intriguing cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Green Blush?

A Green Blush should be served cold in a cocktail glass. The ideal presentation involves chilling the glass beforehand to ensure the drink remains cold for longer. As it is shaken and not stirred, make sure to shake the ingredients with ice vigorously before straining into the glass. This method ensures a well-mixed beverage that's thoroughly chilled, enhancing its unique flavor profile.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Green Blush compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 22.28%, Green Blush falls into the moderate range of alcohol concentration for cocktails. This is slightly lower than some of the stronger classic cocktails such as a Martini or a Manhattan, which typically hover around 30% alcohol by volume. However, it's higher than lighter cocktails like the Aperol Spritz or Mimosa, making it a choice for those who appreciate a moderate but noticeable alcohol presence in their drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any interesting ways to customize a Green Blush?

Customizing a Green Blush can be quite fun and allows for personal taste preferences. One interesting variation includes adding a splash of soda water or tonic for a slightly effervescent effect. For a sweeter twist, incorporating a dash of simple syrup or a flavored liqueur that complements the dominant herbal and sweet notes can also enhance the drink. If you enjoy a bit more complexity, adding a twist of citrus peel or muddling a few fresh herbs in the shaker before adding the rest of the ingredients can introduce fresh, aromatic nuances to the cocktail.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What foods pair well with a Green Blush?

Given its unique flavor profile that blends herbal, sweet, and bitter notes, the Green Blush pairs well with a variety of foods. Charcuterie boards featuring a selection of cheeses and cured meats complement the cocktail's complexity, as do savory appetizers like bruschetta or tapenade. For a main dish, consider pairing it with roasted chicken or pork, where the herbs and spices in the cocktail can echo the seasoning on the meat. Vegetarian options such as grilled vegetables or a hearty grain salad would also beautifully complement the depth and richness of the Green Blush.

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