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A Zany Drink for Dr. Seuss's BirthdayBy Julie Fishman
On this day in 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, was born. His 44 children's books changed the children's lit scene and influenced the imaginations of countless kids worldwide, including many who now work at Glo.
We'd like to celebrate the King of Rhyme with a cocktail from Duane Fernandez at D Bar in New York that's inspired by one of his most famous books. Russian Standard Vodka, Crème de Menthe and Lucid Absinthe team up with fresh Jalapeño syrup and an egg white to create “Green Eggs & Ham,” a drink as whimsical as Dr. Seuss himself.
Enjoy this clever concoction in a box with a fox or, more practically, in your home with some friends.
“Green Eggs & Ham”
1 ½ oz. Russian Standard Vodka
¼ oz. Crème de menthe
½ oz. Lucid Absinthe
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. Jalepeño syrup*
1 egg white
Small piece of papaya and slice of ham for garnish
*Jalepeño syrup: Combine a quarter cup of boiling water and a quarter cup of simple syrup, adding muddled jalepeños. Strain and chill.
Directions: Rinse a martini glass with Lucid Absinthe. Dry shake the egg white in a shaker to fluff. Combine all remaining ingredients in the shaker with ice. Strain into a glass and garnish with ham and papaya.
D Bar is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.
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