Devil in Disguise

Photo by Bex Wyant

Devil in Disguise

Absinthe has quite the vocal chords when it comes to cocktails — and when it sings, it has a twist of intrigue and danger. Therefore, It only seems right to toy with this daring liquid on a day like Halloween. This concoction of sloe gin, absinthe, lime, and bubbles has a sweetness and animation to it that captures the liveliness of a Halloween treat. But, everything is not as it appears: while the anise flavor draws you in, this spooky drink has a few surprising tricks waiting up it’s sleeve.

2 oz. Spirit Works Sloe Gin

0.25 oz. Absinthe (we recommend Absinthia, made local!)

0.5 oz. Lime Juice

Club Soda (to fill)

Add all ingredients (excluding the club soda) into a mixing glass and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and top with club soda. Garnish with star anise.

SONG TO PAIR WITH: “Jive Talkin’,” by the Bee Gees

Photo and original cocktail recipe by Bex Wyant (Check out more at