After much ado (including a postponement, a recasting of the votes, and a rules change), Tales of the Cocktail announced their 2020 Spirited Awards winners today.
- Base Spirit Gin
- Preparation Stirred
- Flavor Boozy
- Served Up
This drink was named for Marie-Jeanne, Comtesse du Barry, courtesan and royal mistress to Louis XV. Du Barry ultimately rode the cart to the guillotine, but nearly a century and a half later, a drink was created in her honor.
The du Barry Martini boasts far more herbs, bitterness, and aromatics than the original.
- Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass rinsed with Absinthe
- Garnish to taste with a orange twist