2⁄3 oz Martinique Rum, La Favorite Blanc
6 dr Absinthe
1 pn Citric acid
1 twst Lemon peel (expressed and discarded)

Stir without ice to dissolve acid, and then stir with ice, strain, and serve up. Twist and discard.


"Improved" refers to the presence of absinthe and Maraschino, and is not meant to suggest that the recipe is an improvement on Zachary Pearson's original. The almond and marzipan notes of the Maraschino combined with the perfume of the absinthe and the almond extract recall the orgeat, while citric acid and lemon oil stand for the original's citrus. The Demerara rum gives vanilla notes and deepens the complexity.

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Rafa García Febles, NYC.
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  • Made with a squeeze of lemon juice rather than the citric acid and a half tsp of orgeat. Good but needs a little further work. — ★★★★
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Curated to change "almond syrup extract" to "almond extract", which I think is what was meant, since only 1 drop is used.

Kindred autocorrects almond extract as well as almond milk (or "almond syrup milk" in KC lingo). It also 'corrects' Small Hand Foods to Hand Foods.

I fixed "amond syrup milk" and "hand foods". I don't see almond extract in this recipe anymore, so I'm guessing it was fixed or re-formulated to not have it. If you enter new ingredients that Kindred Cocktails insists on "auto-correcting", it's part of its efforts to standardize what people enter. Just contact me and I'll enter the ingredients into the database manually. Cheers -Dan