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Sunflower cocktail

The Sunflower cocktail

Invented by Sam Ross at Milk & Honey in New York, circa 2008, the Sunflower is pretty much a variation on a Corpse Reviver No. 2 in which elderflower liqueur replaces an aromatized wine like Cocchi Americano.  As usual, the recipe contains only ordinary pantry staples, but you’ve got a safety valve:  If you’re out of St. Germain elderflower liqueur just reach into the fridge for some Cocchi Americano (you really should keep an opened bottle there) and make a Corpse Reviver No. 2.
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  • ¾ oz Gin
  • ¾ oz Cointreau or triple sec
  • ¾ oz Elderflower liqueur St. Germain is what your trusty liquor store will have
  • ¾ oz Fresh lemon juice
  • oz absinthe


  • Rinse chilled cocktail glass with absinthe
  • Add all other ingredients to your trusty shaker
  • Add ice and shake until frosty cold
  • Strain into glass
  • Optionally, garnish with lemon twist
  • Drink
  • Rinse and repeat, but avoid sharp objects around your ears