1.5 oz Gillespie’s Sin Gin 0.5 oz Green Chartreuse 0.5 oz wildflower honey water (1:1 ratio) 0.75 oz fresh lime juice 3 dashes Bittered Sling Lem-Marrakech Bitters 1 pinch Vancouver Island Sea Salt Mist of Okanagan Spirits Taboo Absinthe
METHOD: Combine all ingredients (minus Taboo Absinthe) in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake vigorously for 15 seconds and fine strain to a half-rimmed Vancouver Island Sea Salt cocktail glass. Using an atomizer or mister, spray a fine amount of absinthe over the glass for aromatics. Garnish with a lime twist.
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Ice: Ice is key to both the temperature and dilution of a drink. Use large, fresh cubes directly from the icebox when shaking or stirring. Ice that’s been out for too long—that is glossy and wet—will over-dilute your drinks, and fast! Invest in a few different shapes and sizes of ice moulds: over-sized, square, or even spherical moulds are great for spirits on the rocks.