Tough to Hear

Tough to Hear Cocktail

Base Spirit: Absinthe, Liqueurs

Type: Shots

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

Flavor Profile: Sour, Spicy, Sweet

About the Tough to Hear Cocktail

Hollywood bartender Chris Hewes would serve this spicy absinthe-based shot to a movie star who didn’t win an Oscar.

Ingredients in the Tough to Hear Cocktail

  • 1 oz Chile de árbol-infused St-Germain*
  • 1 oz Leopold Brothers Absinthe Verte
  • Splash of lime juice

Glass: Shot

How to make the Tough to Hear Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a shot glass.

*Chile de árbol-infused St-Germain

Chop a handful of dried chiles de árbol and add them to the St-Germain in a large jar. Let it infuse for at least 1 day. (You can also use fresh jalapeño peppers instead, which only take a couple hours to infuse.)

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