This cocktail was created this spring when Freeland Spirits of Portland, Oregon, relaunched its full cocktail program, which had not been back in full effect since March 2020. A balance of floral and bitter notes represent coming out of a long winter and into a fresh, new spring. The Freeland Gin can be subbed for Freeland Dry Gin.
1 1/2 ounces Freeland Gin
3/4 ounce St-Germain
3/4 ounce lime juice
1/4 ounce Cynar
Shake all ingredients (except the absinthe) in a shaker tin with ice for eight to 10 seconds. Double strain over a large cube in a rocks glass. Spritz with absinthe two to four times.