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6 Absinthe Cocktails You Need to Try

Amy Traynor
Ranging from classic cocktails using only an absinthe rinse, to modern recipes mixing full ounces of absinthe with pineapple juice, there's something for everyone in this collection of delicious absinthe cocktail recipes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail per recipe

Ingredients
  

Absinthe Suissesse

  • 1 ½ oz absinthe
  • 1 ½ oz cream
  • ½ oz orgeat
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 dash orange blossom water

Chrysanthemum

  • 2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 oz Benedictine
  • ¼ oz absinthe

Death in the Afternoon

  • 1 oz absinthe, chilled
  • 3 oz champagne, chilled

French Velvet

  • 1 oz absinthe
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz espresso, cooled
  • ½ oz Bouvery CV Chocolate Liqueur

Necromancer

  • ¾ oz absinthe
  • ¾ oz Lillet Blanc
  • ¾ oz elderflower liqueur
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash gin

Bluebirds in Barbados

  • 1 oz absinthe
  • ½ oz Luxardo Bitter Bianco
  • ½ oz blue curacao
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz fresh pineapple juice
  • ¼ oz simple syrup

Instructions
 

Absinthe Suissesse

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and dry shake (shake without ice) for about 30 seconds.
  • Fill the shaker 3/4 with ice and shake for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass.

Chrysanthemum

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and fill 3/4 with ice.
  • Stir until chilled, about 30 seconds.
  • Strain the cocktail into a coupe glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Death in the Afternoon

  • Pour the chilled absinthe into a champagne flute.
  • Top with chilled champagne.

French Velvet

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill 3/4 with ice.
  • Shake until chilled, then strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a star anise.

Necromancer

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill 3/4 with ice.
  • Shake until chilled then strain into a coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.

Bluebirds in Barbados

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill 3/4 with ice.
  • Shake until chilled, then strain into a cocktail glass.
Keyword absinthe, classic cocktails, gin
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