Tonight’s drink is the Yellow Parrot! This is a potent concoction that first appeared in the Savoy Cocktail book of 1930, although some claim it is a Boston native. It’s primary alcoholic ingredient is absinthe; the anise flavoured spirit that was banned in numerous countries in the early parts of the 20th Century due to it’s association with violent crimes and insanity.
¾ ounce absinthe
¾ ounce yellow Chartreuse
¾ ounce apricot brandy
1 orange slice
Fill a mixing glass two-thirds full with ice. Add the absinthe, yellow, Chartreuse and apricot brandy; stir vigorously. Strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with the orange slice.