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Babylon Sister

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar • San Francisco

Both this cocktail's name and its ingredients allude to one of bar manager Jonny Raglin's favorite Steely Dan tunes, "Babylon Sisters," which includes the line "drink kirschwasser from a shell."

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  1. 1 lemon wedge
  2. Unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. Ice
  4. 1 ounce Kirsch (cherry Eau-de-vie)
  5. 1/2 ounce Maraschino liqueur
  6. 1/4 ounce white crème de cacao
  7. 1/2 ounce heavy cream
  8. 1/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  9. 3 brandied cherries skewered on a pick
  1. Moisten half of the outer rim of a martini glass with the lemon wedge and coat lightly with cocoa powder. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the cherries and shake well. Strain into the prepared martini glass and garnish with the skewered cherries.