I did not post this earlier because it did not seem very Christmasy. But my last advent calendar liquid on 12/24 was 2 ounces of absinthe. Once again I had to google to find an appropriate cocktail recipe. Most I either did not have the other ingredients for or it took a small amount of absinthe (like 1/8 teaspoon). But then I found this recipe. I used some of Tom’s sparkling hard cider instead of champagne. Here it is:
I thought it was appropriate as Ernest Hemingway supposedly invented it, and I was asking for his books for Christmas. We are going to Key West in February, and I wanted to read some his book before then. Plus this drink is powerful and helped smooth over the final push to Christmas that afternoon. Finally I read he invented it in Pamplona, and I happened to be wearing the shirt I had bought there:
So it seemed appropriate. I did not get any Hemingway books though but I bought them for myself on huge sale yesterday from powells.com. So it all works out.