AMABILE BEONE is Italian for “amiable drunk.” The definition of amiable is having or displaying a friendly or pleasant manner and we all know what a drunkard is, so how could you go wrong?
1 oz. Drambuie
2 oz. Green Crème de Menthe
A few drops of Pernod
Combine with ice; shake well. Strain. “Sugar Frost” glass. Coat the rim with Pernod, and dip it in sugar.
My first sip isn’t bad. I don’t let it linger as The Cranberries would say and that is a mistake. Eric however does and emphatically states, “That’s horrible. This gets a zero.” I will say this, there is an odd syrupiness to it and the sugar coating is less sweet than the drink itself, but I would rather have this than the ALLIES. Having used our DIY crème de menthe time and time again I can only come to one conclusion, it is not good crème de menthe. As much as it pains me to say this but I think I need to try this again with better crème de menthe.
The name is still good for this cocktail of sugary booze in that you are a drunkard if this is your only drink and you are amiable in the fact that you have fresh breath.
Scores: Eric 0+, Brian 4.