Her name is Anise.

Throughout the time working and processing my story in its variety of stages, I had a difficult time solidifying her name. Finally, I found it–Anise, our protagonist. Our star. Spicy and hypnotic like absinthe that holds her essence. Elixirs and drinks keeping her spirit:

SMOKED ANISE

2

oz

Vodka

12

oz

Anisette

18

oz

Whiskey

1

 

Star anise (as garnish)

Instructions

Stir 15 seconds, julep strain, straight up, cocktail glass, garnish with floating star anise.

 

TEMPEST

2

oz

Spiced Rum

12

oz

Ginger liqueur

12

oz

Lime juice

12

oz

Egg white

1

 

Star anise (Flamed with a match or lighter)

4

dr

Clove and mace tincture (Arranged around the Star Anise)

 

Instructions

 

Assemble all liquid ingredients to a shaker pint. Give the drink a hard-dry shake, add ice, and then a full shake, strain into a coup. Flame the star anise, place directly in the center of the drink, and place drops of the tincture on the compass points.

 

BERYL

12

oz

Gin

12

oz

Vodka

14

oz

Green Chartreuse

1

t

Pastis

1

ds

Celery bitters

1

 

Star anise (as garnish)

 

Instructions

 

Stir, strain, up, garnish.

 Anis estrellado1

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