Absinthe Cocktail Recipe

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Absinthe Cocktail Recipe

A classic cocktail, this absinthe cocktail is truly worthy of praise. The classic cocktail history can be found in many early bartending texts, including those by “The Professor” Jerry Thomas. It has been adapted, with only minor changes, from the 1887 edition of Thomas’ “Bartender’s Guide”. If y.” feel like you want a drink that shows off the flavor of absinthe to its fullest, you’ll want to try this syrupy drink! One of the best ways to enjoy absinthe is through the absinthe cocktail, one of the purest forms of the anise-flavored liquor brought under government control for most of the 20th century. As far as taste and effect are concerned, this recipe is very similar to the traditional absinthe formula, prepared with a sugar cube and an absinthe spoon. Interestingly, bartenders in Thomas’ time probably felt that absinthe not enough anise for the cocktail. In addition to adding a touch of anisette to add depth to the black licorice flavor, the recipe adds dashes of anisette to enhance its flavor. If you plan to try this drink, it should go without saying that you will have to enjoy the anise flavor!

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Absinthe Cocktail Recipe is 8 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Absinthe Cocktail Recipe is 88 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Absinthe Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Strainer
  • Shaker


  • Cocktail glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 ounce absinthe
  • 2 dashes anisette
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 1 ounce ice-cold water

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • Combine the absinthe, anisette, bitters, and bitters in a cocktail shaker.
  • Slowly add ice and then water.
  • Vigorously Shake.
  • Mix all ingredients together and strain into a cocktail glass.
  • It's time to serve and enjoy.

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