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MORNING GLORYTHE MORNING GLORY

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce cognac
  • 1 teaspoon curaçao (orange)
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 1 dash absinthe
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 to 2 ounces club soda
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour the rye whiskey, cognac, curaçao, simple syrup, absinthe, and bitters.
  3. Stir well, for at least 30 seconds.
  4. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
  5. Top with club soda; as much as 2 ounces to taste.
  6. Twist a lemon peel over the glass and drop it into the drink.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

The morning glory is a classic cocktail with attitude. This recipe is said to be one of the "hair of the dog" hangover cures from back in the day. It definitely packs a punch—in both flavor and alcohol—and if you're indeed drinking it in the morning, you might not want to have a lot planned for your day.

The cocktail combines a spicy rye whiskey with a smooth cognac with a whole host of flavor accents. These include the sweet citrus taste of orange curaçao, the fizziness of club soda, a hint of bitters, and a kiss of absinthe. Originally, it used gomme syrup, though simple syrup is standard today.

These flavors span the spectrum of the bar and the drink can easily become unbalanced if too much of one ingredient is used. This is especially true for the absinthe, so measuring each ingredient out properly is key to creating a great morning glory cocktail.

 
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