Ready for another fictional character birthday? Today we’re celebrating the August 30, 1978 “birth” of Lisbeth Salander, heroine of Stieg Larsson’s thrilling “Millenium Trilogy”.
To get you in the mood, here are several cocktails, inspired by the character and the novels.
- Lucid Absinthe
- 2 oz Rye
- 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1 sugar cube
- 1 Lemon peel
Fill a rocks glass with ice and set aside. Add a sugar cube and the bitters to a mixing glass and crush the cube with a muddler. Add the rye and ice and stir to chill and dissolve the sugar. Dump the ice out of the rocks glass and rinse with Lucid Absinthe, discard excess. Pour the contents of the mixing glass into the Lucid Absinthe rinsed rocks glass. Twist a lemon peel over the surface of the drink and rub around the rim.
- 1.25 oz Frangelico
- 1.25 oz Flor de Caña 7 year Grand Reserve Rum
- 1.25 oz Sweet Vermouth
Shake with ice and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime.
- 1.25 oz Russian Standard Vodka
- 1.25 oz Pomegranate liqueur
- .5 oz orange juice
- .5 oz lime juice
Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a blackberry.
- .5 oz Lucid Absinthe
- .5 oz Melon liqueur
- .5 oz lemon-lime soda
- 1.5 oz pineapple juice
- Drizzle of grenadine
Combine Lucid, Melon liqueur, lemon-lime soda and pineapple with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled shot glass and drizzle grenadine into the mix.