Self-Starter Cocktail

Vessel • Seattle

Bartender Jamie Boudreau adapted the Self-Starter from Harry Craddock's recipe in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book. Craddock's advice on how to drink a cocktail: "Quickly, while it's laughing at you!"

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink
KEY: Cocktail Party, Cocktails

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  • 1/4 ounce absinthe or Pernod
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce Lillet blanc
  • 1/4 ounce apricot brandy

How to make this recipe

  1. Rinse a chilled coupe with the absinthe, then pour it out. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients and stir well. Strain into the prepared coupe.
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