Absinthe

6 Absinthe Cocktails You Need to Try

6 Absinthe Cocktails You Need to Try

Absinthe is a spirit with a storied past. Although banned in the United States for nearly 100 years, its reputation as the hallucination-inducing “green fairy” is somewhat unfounded. It’s more likely that famous absinthe-imbibing creatives like Pablo Picasso and Edgar Allen Poe were just realllllllly …READ MORE

Fairy Godmother

Fairy Godmother

Absinthe is a potent liquor, but if you enjoy the flavor of anise, it can be used successfully as a base spirit! My Fairy Godmother recipe combines the “green fairy” with elderflower, pineapple, lemon, and lime for a unique, tropically-inspired absinthe cocktail. Wait, doesn’t absinthe …READ MORE

Garden Fairy Cocktail with Absinthe & Cucumber

Garden Fairy Cocktail with Absinthe & Cucumber

Happy National Absinthe Day! I’m celebrating with this Garden Fairy cocktail that combines bold absinthe with the flavors of fresh cucumber, lime, and herbs. If you enjoy absinthe cocktails, check out my easy Absinthe Frappé recipe! What is absinthe, anyway? Many folks think that absinthe …READ MORE

5 Classic New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras

5 Classic New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras! If you’re searching for something classic to mix up today, try one of these delicious New Orleans-born cocktails. Sazerac The enduring mix of rye whiskey, simple syrup, Peychaud’s bitters and an absinthe rinse was created by Peychaud himself at the Sazerac Coffee …READ MORE

Absinthe Frappé

Absinthe Frappé

Believe it or not, this classic New Orleans cocktail was once considered a morning pick-me-up. Not exactly what I’d pair with my avocado toast, but the 1800s were a different time! An Absinthe Frappé is an easy but powerful mix of absinthe, simple syrup, and …READ MORE

How to Make a Classic Sazerac

How to Make a Classic Sazerac

Similar to an Old Fashioned, the Sazerac is a blend of rye whiskey (or cognac), sugar or simple syrup, Peychaud’s bitters, and an absinthe rinse. The Sazerac differs from other simple, spirit-forward cocktails both in its preparation and its presentation. Traditionally, the Sazerac is prepared …READ MORE