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  • 50ml rye whisky
  • 10ml simple syrup
  • 4 dashes Peychaud bitters
  • 2½ tbsp sloe gin
  • 10ml absinthe
  • lemon peel, to garnish
  • sloe berries, to garnish (optional)


  • STEP 1

    In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass filled with ice, combine everything except the absinthe and lemon peel and berries, if using. Stir well until diluted to taste. Pour the absinthe into an old fashioned glass and swirl to coat the interior. Discard the excess. Strain the mixture from the shaker into the glass and garnish with lemon peel and berries, if you like.


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Hannah GuinnessSenior sub editor and drinks writer

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