1 1⁄2 oz Gin
1 oz Aromatized wine, Cocchi Americano (Or Lillet Blanc)
1⁄4 oz Campari
1⁄4 oz Apricot liqueur
1 ds Absinthe (I used 12 drops)
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.


I had been thinking about Joaquin Simo's Sweet Valley High after having made one for a guest at Drink that week, and I decided to put my own spin on it by changing the liqueur and bitters and by adding a light touch of absinthe. To keep with Joaquin's name, I dubbed this one Dinosaurs Before Dark after another young adult book series.

Cocktail summary
Picture of Dinosaurs Before Dark
FRY 2021
Posted by yarm on 12/20/2021
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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