Citizens, what do you do when the legendary Mark Hamill (not JUST the incredibly talented film actor behind Luke Skywalker but also the amazing voice actor behind “The Joker”) deigns to like your humble Leader’s blog?
YOU HONOR THE MAN, THAT’S WHAT YOU DO!
Mr. Hamill, by way of thanks, I give you an Absinthe-based cocktail I’ve created to honor your incredible voice work as the Clown Prince of Crime – “The Joker’s Wild!”
The original way of preparing Absinthe is called the French Absinthe Ritual, where the focus is set on the “Louche”, the change of Absinthe´s color when it is diluted with ice-cold water.
Despite popular belief, the original Absinthe ritual does not include pouring Absinthe over sugar and then setting it on fire. This way of drinking Absinthe is called the “Fire Ritual” or the modern “Bohemian Ritual”.
For the Joker’s Wild, we will combine both rituals with a unique twist.
Take a skull-shaped glass, fill it ¼ with Absinthe (preferably Jade Brand Edouard – TFD’s personal choice) as to indulge in madness locked within a skull is the Joker’s way.
Take one sugar cube, and put it onto an absinthe spoon or a fork.
Carefully pour 1 tablespoon of Violet syrup over the cube to stain it a stylish purple (as all madness must have an element of sweetness and nature’s harmony to disrupt), then pour just enough ice-cold water over the sugar cube to enable the milky “louche” effect to spread through the absinthe in a thin curl, as madness clouds the mind.
Remove the spoon/fork with the sugar cube and CAREFULLY light the absinthe with a long match, and let it burn as insanity does in the mind of the Clown Prince of Crime! Blow it out after 3 seconds, return the spoon/fork/sugar and add more ice cold water gently flowing over the cube to completely cloud the absinthe and the sugar is dissolved.
Float 3 teaspoons of crème de violette over the absinthe, observe the colors of the Joker, the metaphors inherent in this libation and enjoy. Be sure your designated driver does NOT imbibe!
Thank you again, Mark Hamill, for brightening the day of an unworthy Generalissimo!!!