Sunday, January 20, 2008
Last night, I was thumbing through one of my copies of Patrick Gavin Duffy's "The Standard Bartenders Guide" when I came across an entry for the Ojen Cocktail. Intrigued, and never having heard of Ojen before, I started poking around the internet to find out more about Ojen. Ojen is an anise liqueur from a mountainous region of Spain. Lacking a true bottle of Ojen, but having a bottle of anis escarchado from neighboring Portugal in my liquor cabinet, I attempted to recreate this cocktail. Its a lovely shade of pink, and definitely has a pronounced anise flavor, but the Peychauds bitters add some interesting notes on the finish of this cocktail. I wouldn't drink this regularly, but it was a nice change and I always enjoy something a little different.
1 drink Ojen (I used 3 oz of anis escarchado in its place)
2 dashes of Peychauds bitters
Shake well with cracked ice and strain