The Cluck Old Hen Cocktail is an influence carried over from my trip to Charleston, South Carolina as a judge in the Iron Mixology Competition during the Wine and Food Festival two weeks ago.
I was drinking at the Belmont, a lovely cocktail lounge up on King Street in Charleston. The Belmont is part of the new South in Charleston.
They did an absinthe wash and my inspiration followed!
Fill a Martini glass (or your choice of glass) with water, ice and of course Absinthe.
Let sit for a spell
Pour out water/ice/absinthe
Your glass is now primed with an Absinthe Wash
Absinthe Wash of Tenneyson Absinthe chosen because of the unique Gin driven nature of Tenneyson
Atlantico Platino Rum
Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
Bitter End Mexican Mole' Bitters (because I LOVE Chocolate and Blood Oranges together!)
Charred Blood Orange Rounds
Wash your glass with Absinthe *above*
Sear the Blood Orange Rounds in a stainless steel pan - Cool
Muddle the Blood Orange Rounds with a wooden muddler
Add 2 shots of Platino Ron
Add 1 shot of Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
Add 3 drops of Mexican Mole' Bitters
Shake and double strain into the washed glass
Sip to Cluck Old Hen scratching in the barn yard...