1 oz Irish whiskey, Mitchell & Son Green Spot
1⁄2 oz Pineapple juice
1⁄2 oz Pistachio syrup
1⁄4 oz Half-and-half
1 t Coconut cream, Coco López (matcha mix, see notes)
2 ds Absinthe
1 pn Nutmeg (as garnish)
2 spg Mint (as garnish)

Shake, strain into a tiki mug over fresh ice, garnish.


To make the Coco Lopez, take 1 tsp matcha powder and stir it into 1 can of Coco Lopez. Or if you don't want 90 drinks worth, this is equal to 1/8 tsp matcha and 3 Tbsp + 2 1/4 tsp Coco Lopez.

To make the pistachio syrup, soak 8 oz raw shelled pistachios in 4 oz hot water for 30 min, strain. Blend nuts with 4 oz fresh hot water and steep for 2 hrs. Strain nut milk to pan and add 4 C sugar. Heat until just dissolved, strain and add 1/2 oz everclear and dash orange flower water.


This is messy, and has changed quite a bit. See comment thread and this video, where the creator makes the drink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii72c6R91H4

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  • 1 oz Irish whiskey, 1/2 oz Apricot eau-de-vie, 1/2 oz Creme de cacao, 1/2 oz Pineapple juice, 1/2 oz Pistachio syrup, 1/3 oz Matcha Green Tea Coco Lopez (90:1 ratio e.g. 2.5oz to 1/8tsp), 2 ds Pernod absinthe — ★★★★★
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Interesting flavors arranged inventively, but for me at least, too sweet to work as a punch or grog, and too big to work as a dessert drink. 

This version is decidedly different than the link. Any thoughts on what's actually going on here? Thanks,  Zachary

Looks like the recipe at the link has changed over time. No idea why. Current version doesn't have the asterisked sub recipes, though.

1 oz Green Spot Irish whiskey
1/2 oz Apricot eau-de-vie
1/2 oz Creme de cacao
1/2 oz Pineapple juice
1/2 oz Pistachio syrup
1/3 oz Matcha Green Tea Coco Lopez*
2 ds Pernod absinthe

Matcha Green Tea Coco Lopez*
90:1 ratio of Coco Lopez to Match Green Tea Powder. I made 2.5oz to 1/8tsp.

Published recipe is completely inedible.

He makes the drink here - at the opening of the video, the menu page says Green Spot, green tea, apricot, coconut, pistachio, absinthe. The video seems like there's a lot more ingredients though. Thanks,  Zachary

Edit: So there are 8 things he's using in the video.  It looks like absinthe (2 dashes), pistachio paste (1 bsp), some sort of coconut milk or dairy, a yellow frothy liquid which seems to be pineapple, a brownish liquid that's murky so it's not Apry, 2 clear liquids (creme de cacao and the eau de vie?) and the whiskey (1 oz). Thanks,  Zachary

Is that a scoop of pistachio paste or is it the matcha Coco Lopez? I assumed the latter.

Hard to tell.... I'd guess they'd be about the same color and consistency. Would that make the brownish liquid pistachio syrup? Thanks,  Zachary

There are enough liquids from unlabeled bottles that I really dont know. I thought the first bottle after the scoop that you thought might be pineapple could be the syrup because it kind of looked like orgeat to me....but I agree that the darker liquid looks more like the syrup than Apry.

By the way, this is the best part about cocktail geeks. Trying to decipher a 5 year old video of unlabeled bottles to get a drink just exactly perfect. Thanks,  Zachary