Post Modern

Tom Richter, Dear Irving | New York

post modern cocktail tom richter

At Manhattan’s Dear Irving, Tom Richter bases his Post Modern on a spirited combination of oft-overlooked sloe gin and Scotch, rinsed with absinthe. “Sloe gin has been around for a long time,” says Richter, “and is just itching to start being used as a more common modifier.”


Servings: 1

  • 1 ounce sloe gin
  • 1.5 ounces blended scotch
  • .5 ounce lemon juice
  • .25 ounce honey syrup (2:1, honey:water)

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker, and add ice.
  2. Shake until chilled and strain into an absinthe-rinsed coupe.
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