Absinthe Drink recipes and Mixes
It is amazing the number of absinthe cocktails recipes that can be found from European countries where the beverage never was banned. Since a standard "shot" means 1 to 1.5 ounces of liquor, Europeans decided that banning was not necessary because most of these drinks use a very small amount of absinthe.
Those countries considered that civilized people drink absinthe for the flavor, not to get stoned or run to kill someone. Absinthe, "Absinth" (name given to the low-quality version) and pastis-type liquors such as particularly Herbsaint, and liqueur d'anis made in New Orleans are intensely flavored vibrant and good excuse to socialize. In any case, you may substitute absinthe for Pernod, Ricard, Herbsaint, or any pastis you like.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of popular cocktails you may try, just mix and "à votre santé":
Genuine Absinthe Drip
Pour 1.5 oz of absinthe in a drip glass or old fashioned cocktail glass, placing a cube of sugar in a drip spoon and pour cold water to fill. Wait until the water has dripped through before drinking.
The Absinthe Cocktail
1.5 oz absinthe, .75 oz water, .25 oz anisette, 1 dash orange bitters.
The Absinthe Special Cocktail
1.5 oz absinthe, 1 oz water, .25 teaspoon powdered sugar, 1 dash orange bitters.
The Knock Out
Mix .75 oz dry gin, .75 oz dry vermouth, .5 oz absinthe, 1 teaspoon white "crème de menthe".
1 oz Brandy, .5 oz dry vermouth, .5 oz Sweet Vermouth, .5 teaspoon curaçao, .25 teaspoon absinthe.
1.5 oz dry gin, .75 oz sweet vermouth, .25 teaspoon absinthe.
The Ladies' Cocktail
1.75 oz whiskey, .5 teaspoon absinthe, .5 teaspoon anisette, 2 dashes bitters.
1.25 oz sherry wine, 1.25 oz dry vermouth, .25 teaspoon absinthe, 1 dash bitters.
Café de Paris
White of one egg, 1 teaspoon absinthe, 1 teaspoon sweet cream, 1.5 oz dry gin.
New Orleans Dixie Cocktail
Juice of 1/4 orange, 1 oz dry gin, .5 oz absinthe, .5 oz dry vermouth.
1.5 oz Dry Gin, .75 oz dry vermouth.
1.5 oz whiskey. .75 dry vermouth. .25 teaspoon absinthe, .25 teaspoon maraschino, 1 dash bitters.
Other cocktails are more elaborated or simple but equally tasteful which include these recipes:
1 shot absinthe, matches, still water, 1 teaspoon caster sugar.
Pour a shot of absinthe into drip glass or old fashioned cocktail glass. Dip a teaspoon of sugar into absinthe until soaked. Light the teaspoon and then stir caramelizing sugar into absinthe, then lighting the glass. Extinguish glass by topping off with chilled water.
1 shots tequila, 1 shot white rum, 3 shots absinthe, advocate.
Get a 1 pint glass and fill half way with crushed ice. Add one shot of tequila. Shake well, then add one shot of white rum and shake again, End with three shots of absinthe. Light the cocktail with a lighter to burn it quickly. Extinguish the flames and add a pinch of lemon juice and a hint of nutmeg.
Royal Absinthe Fizz
1 shot absinthe, 1 glass champagne.
Pour the shot of absinthe into a champagne flute and top up with more champagne.
3 shots absinthe, 1/2 shot orgeat syrup, chilled still water.
Mix grenadine and absinthe together in a tumbler or old fashioned glass. Add ice cubes and top up with chilled water.
Half a shot of baileys, half a shot absinthe, 1 shot whiskey.
Layer in order in double shot glass baileys, whiskey and then absinthe.
10 ml grenadine, 20 ml sambuca, 15 ml "crème de menthe", 15 ml bols blue, 10 ml absinthe.
Pour in a cocktail glass, layers of grenadine first, then sambuca, then creme de menth, then bols blue, last absinthe. By following the procedure correctly, all ingredients should be separate and the appearance will be red the first layer, clear the second, green the third, blue the forth and pale green the fifth layer.