Drinks on Me: Atomic Bomb (Alcoholic)

[ 0 ] March 10, 2009 |

Atomic Bomb

1/2 part Absinthe Original
1/2 part Brandy
1 orange

Combine Absinthe and Brandy; stir. Pour into a glass and garnish rim with orange (*See here different ideas for the orange garnish.)

*Johnna’s tip: JKGF knows we have weird ways of infusing different flavors and adding garnishes that are atypical from the norm, but that’s the great thing about recipes…they can be altered and dressed to your individual tastes and preferences. We decided to add some citrus flavor after having another version of this drink at a District cocktail lounge, The Gibson. Theirs had a little bit of spice that matched perfectly with the Brandy and Absinthe.

*Johnna’s tip, tip: Did you know that Absinthe just became legal in the U.S.?? Apparently, in December 2007, St. George Absinthe Verte, produced by St. George Spirits of California, became the first brand of American-made absinthe to be legally produced in the United States since the enactment of a longstanding U.S. ban on absinthe. It had been banned because it was said to have harmful effects (*addictive psychoactive drug) and authorities later realized that its effects were no more harmful than those of ordinary liquors.

Picture source: http://www.originalabsinthe.com/absinthe-verdoyante-p-65.html

Category: Alcoholic beverages

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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