Cluck Ole' Hen Cocktail

March 12, 2012

The Cluck Old Hen Cocktail is an influence carried over from my trip to Charleston, South Carolina as a judge in the Iron Mixology Competition during the Wine and Food Festival two weeks ago.  

I was drinking at the Belmont, a lovely cocktail lounge up on King Street in Charleston.   The Belmont is part of the new South in Charleston.

They did an absinthe wash and my inspiration followed!

Absinthe Wash

Fill a Martini glass (or your choice of glass) with water, ice and of course Absinthe.

Let sit for a spell

Pour out water/ice/absinthe

Your glass is now primed with an Absinthe Wash

The Cluck Old Hen Cocktail

Absinthe Wash of Tenneyson Absinthe chosen because of the unique Gin driven nature of Tenneyson

Atlantico Platino Rum

Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

Bitter End Mexican Mole' Bitters (because I LOVE Chocolate and Blood Oranges together!)

Charred Blood Orange Rounds


Wash your glass with Absinthe *above*

Sear the Blood Orange Rounds in a stainless steel pan - Cool

Muddle the Blood Orange Rounds with a wooden muddler

Add 2 shots of Platino Ron

Add 1 shot of Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

Add 3 drops of Mexican Mole' Bitters

Shake and double strain into the washed glass

Sip to Cluck Old Hen scratching in the barn yard...