Aquarian Exposition

Aquarian Exposition, created by Mike Ryan, Sable Kitchen & Bar, River North

2 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
1/2 oz Luxardo Bitter
1/2 oz pineapple syrup*
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3 dashes Absinthe
1 egg white

Combine all ingredients in bottom tin of shaker. Carefully separate the egg white into top tin. Shake vigorously without ice for 5 seconds, add ice, and shake vigorously for at least 12 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe and drop three drops of absinthe on top.

*Pineapple syrup
Rough chop one ripe pineapple and place into a prepared container of simple syrup over night. Strain, reserving the pineapple for tasty snacking.

"This drink is named for a particular music festival held in upstate New York back in 1969; there's really no connection other than the feeling of peace and contentment one gets when imbibing this potion. Pineapples are just coming into season, and the balance between the boozy acidity of the cognac and the fruity sweetness of the pineapple takes this cocktail to some very interesting places."

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