Another vintage cocktail with an exceptionally interesting name…at least it wasn’t called the Sheep Dip. What a castle dip is, I’m sure I don’t know. This technically shouldn’t be a green drink – the recipe calls for white creme de menthe. I only had green on hand, and since the recipe sounded awful, I was perfectly willing to skip this one, until my wife said she wanted to try it. “The mint and the absinthe will complement each other,” she said. Yeah.
So, ok. I made the damn thing.
1/2 white creme de menthe (I used green out of necessity)
3 dashes absinthe
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
It looks almost black here, but I can assure you that this is one green beverage. Like Nyquil green. It might as well be made with vodka, because there is no hint of the applejack. The absinthe adds just enough of an anise flavor to make this taste very much like Nyquil too. Which, as far as medicines go, is pretty damn good. So, as much as I’d like to, I can’t say this is a horrible drink. If you really dig Nyquil and say to yourself whenever you take it, “Consarn it, I wish I could drink the whole bottle without making myself go blind,” then this is the cocktail for you. Three livers.