On the surface, obituaries can be seen as somber reflections of a life lost. However, there is an obituary cocktail that adds a subtle hint of warmth and whimsy to commemorate someone we’ve lost. The obituary cocktail was created in Portland, Oregon by bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler and has since become a popular way to pay tribute to the deceased while enjoying moments spent with the living. The recipe includes gin and orange bitters which when mixed perfectly together create a unique flavor profile which serves as a remembrance of one who has passed. So next time you’re paying respects in honor of someone dearly departed, don’t forget to share an obituary cocktail — it’s sure to be shared stories and laughs that will last long after the drink has been enjoyed!
Combine ingredients with ice into a cocktail shaker and shake for 20+30 seconds or until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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