Thicker than Water

Thicker than Water

Luxardo Maraschino Originale

Joshua Powell

11 Jun 2015
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  • 20ml Luxardo Maraschino Originale
  • 40ml Dry Gin
  • 10ml Vermouth
  • 6.5ml Thyme and Sage Simple Syrup
  • Dash of Absinthe
  • Dash of Bitters

La Famiglia Inspiration

My drink is inspired by the phrase "Blood is thicker than water." Often used to refer to the strength of family ties VS those of other relationships, the saying is actually used incorrectly. The original version of the saying was "the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb" meaning relationships formed from choice are stronger than those by blood and relation. I highly agree with this and have always said that my friends are my family. I dedicate this drink to friends old, new and those still to come.


  • Add a dash of both Absinthe and bitters into a frozen mixing glass.
  • Stir down with good ice for 10 seconds.
  • Strain into a frozen prey glass and garnish with a peg of Thyme and Sage.
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