Warren Bobrow’s Cocktail Hour: Agent Provocateur Cocktail
There is nothing that I enjoy more than simplicity. Simplicity is a sense of place and it belongs in my cocktail glass.
Sometimes I wonder why cocktails have a dozen ingredients or more. Are they trying to cover something up?
In the culinary arts, this myriad of flavors can be distracting from the natural flavors. Covering pure flavor up with disparate ingredients is confusing to the palate.
The same holds true for cocktails!
Keep it simple!
It’s been warmer than usual as of late. My palate calls out for drinks that celebrate the warming of the earth and the quickening of my thirst.
Aperol and Cynar are two liqueurs that deserve more than your passing gaze. The addition of Lucid Absinthe makes this party even more inviting and certainly more interesting.
Agent Provocateur Cocktail was developed with the lush images of the namesake store in mind.
I wanted to create something that slips off easily, but satisfies a certain craving at the same time.
Aperol is combined with a dollop of Cynar- then the mysteriously aromatic Lucid Absinthe makes an appearance.
Freshly squeezed lime and orange juice may fool you. And you might just see, oh!
You have had one too many, they’re so good! You won’t taste a thing!
The take is decidedly different than your usual aperitif cocktail.
This one may help you find your pillow sooner than later.
Be careful of the results or by all means please enjoy the results!
Ingredients for two luscious slurps or more:
4 Shots Aperol
1 Shot Cynar
2 Shots Lucid Absinthe
8 oz. Orange Juice (Essential to be freshly squeezed)
2 shakes Fee Brothers Rhubarb Bitters
To a cocktail shaker, fill ¼ with ice
Add 2 shakes of the Rhubarb Bitters
Strain into two coupe’ glasses
Garnish with an orange zest