Brain Duster Cocktail Recipe

Brain Duster is a cool and refreshing cocktail and is best served during the hot days of Summer. However, you can comfortably serve this drink on different occasions around the whole year. Brain Duster cocktail is made from rye whiskey, absinthe, Italian vermouth and angostura bitters. This recipe is quite simple and makes just one drink. If you want to serve more than one people, do not worry and simply increase the quantity of the ingredients according to the number of your guests. Try to use quality ingredients in order to provide your guests with a perfect flavour. You can serve Brain Duster cocktail in any of the modern martini glass and use a fresh maraschino cherry to garnish your drink. The unique brownish colour of the drink along with a red colour of the cherry makes the perfect combination.

Preparation Time: 2 to 5 minutes

Serving Size: 01

Things Required: metal cocktail shaker,


– 1 ounce rye whiskey
– 1 ounce absinthe
– 1 ounce sweet vermouth
– 1 dash aromatic bitters
– cracked or crushed ice
– 1 maraschino cherry for garnishing -optional


  • 1

    Before doing anything you should carefully wash your hands and the entire work area that you will be using to prepare this cocktail. You will also want to wash your hands and all of the utensils, glasses and other items that you will be using to put together this recipe. You should make it a habit to always keep everything clean in your kitchen before preparing food or beverages.

  • 2

    Take a metal cocktail shaker and fill it half with cracked ice or crushed ice. You can use a plastic cocktail shaker as well. It is entirely up to you how much ice you will want to use. Remember that the more ice used will make your cocktail quite thin.

  • 3

    Add 1 ounce of rye whiskey, 1 ounce of absinthe, 1 ounce of sweet vermouth, 1 dash of aromatic bitters in your cocktail shaker. This is the best time to decide if you want to add or reduce a particular ingredient according to your personal preference.

  • 4

    Now, cover the lid of the cocktail shaker properly and shake it for few seconds until all of the ingredients mix well. You will want a nice smooth texture to your mixture so be sure to constantly check the consistency while shaking.

  • 5

    Your Brain Duster Cocktail is ready, gradually strain it into a martini glass, garnish it with a fresh maraschino cherry and enjoy. Be careful while straining your cocktail mix in to the martini glass as you do not want to spill it. It is up to you as to what type of garnish you would like to use.

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