The Artist's Muse is named for its dominate spirit's relationship to the arts and its ability to inspire imaginations. While a spirit is able to stir your imagination, send you to a faraway location and bring color to a dull affair, Suze in particular has a special relationship with artists. Notably, a bottle of Suze is depicted in a painting by Pablo Picasso and a specially crafted Suze bottle is in possession of Gustave Eiffel.
The Muse's flavor profile is designed for anytime of the day. Its soft florality is inviting, luscious and transporting. It's a wonderful escape from day into night, from work to play. The bitterness in the finish is coy and sharp, whetting the appetite for more. It provides an escape during the humid weeks of summer and from the mundane year round.
This cocktail is a split base of Suze and Pisco. Suze imparts a sweet, summer aromatic vegetable, florality and a refreshing bitterness. Equally sweet and bitter, it's gentian florality is an essential competent to this drink. Pisco Porton's Mosto Verde accentuates Suez's florality and lends a sweetness distinctive to warmer climates. Creme de Peche adds seasonality, bridging Pisco and Suze with a juicy summer fruit. As the Artist's Muse is a traditional sour, lemon, simple syrup and egg white build the structure of the drink. Finally, a spray of absinthe is used to elevate all flavors with a touch of herbal complexity.
And voilà! The Artist's Muse.
Combine all ingredients into tin, keeping egg white separate until you are ready to dry shake. Dry shake to emulsify egg white. Add ice and shake. Pour out drink into sour glass and finish with spray of absinthe. (Alternatively, rinse glass with absinthe
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