Blessings of the Mothers Cocktail - Bendith y Mamau
The 'Bendith y Mamau' or Blessings of the Mothers are fairy folk that live in the mythological landscape of the Welsh Countryside believed to be the children of Mother Earth. What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than with a cocktail that lends itself to dreaming of all that comes from the earth.
This is a special cocktail which incorporates luscious Absinthe. Absinthe has in the past been associated with degrees of louche behaviour and nicknamed the Green Devil. Consequently it was banned in the 19th, and most of the 20th, century in many countries around the world. In the film 'Moulin Rouge' Absinthe was portrayed as the Green Fairy that led all astray but in fact Absinthe is the most refreshing drink imbibed slowly with water or tonic water so that the oils can be released and then magically the wonderful botanicals of Wormwood, Fennel and Green Anise make their presence felt. We have combined Absinthe with our The Captain's Wife Gin and a plain tonic to make a fresh green cocktail for Mothers Day.
Blessings of the Mothers be upon you!
Cucumber slivers to Garnish or Mint Leaves or Swedish Fish Sweets!
In a tall glass add ice cubes, introduce the gin and absinthe, squeeze the lime and drop in lime slices and cucumber slivers. Or you can add the green Swedish fish sweets to the side of the glass for something different, or smack Mint leaves to release the aroma and garnish with more green.
Another lovely alternative Gin Cocktail using Absinthe is the Absinthe Gimlet as created by Tara Garnell at The Cabinet Room, London.