For today's drink of the week and yes, after last night, we need a stiff drink to settle our nerves and reset our mortality meters we turn to the now established Mission cocktail destination that is Beretta. This cocktail, created by bartender Christa Manalo, is a twist on the vintage cocktail, The Tall Acadian. Christa adapted the original recipe (which featured a ripe strawberry) so that it is now available to drink year-round. Made with rye, sloe gin, lemon, honey, absinthe, and rosemary, it's a refreshing drink that lends itself as much to a warm day like today, as it will to the inevitably chilly ones we have to look forward to.
Sidenote: See a video about the cocktail, featuring Christa, over at Facebook.
2 oz. rye
1 oz. honey solution (2:1 honey and hot water cooked down)
1 oz. lemon juice
¾ oz. sloe gin
5 dashes absinthe
1 full sprig of rosemary
Shake all ingredients together and double-strain into a tall glass with ice. Garnish with rosemary sprig.