Articles Tagged: absinthe

How to Prepare and Drink Absinthe

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So what is the “Green Fairy” and how can you drink it? It’s absinthe, an anise-flavored spirit. It’s usually light green, but can also be colorless, white, yellow … even red. On March 5th 2007, absinthe was once again legalized in America after about 100 years.

Because of its very high alcohol content, the typical preparation involves adding water and sugar to it. Though it takes a little patience, it’s worth it.

Don’t believe the … Read more

Taming of the Shrew

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A product of the new Las Vegas downtown cocktail scene, this drink is reminiscent of a lightly flavored martini, but served on the rocks. You can drink this at The Artifice (look for the flickering ‘R’) in the Las Vegas arts district, along with many more signature cocktails. This is a very smooth, balanced cocktail; lots of herbs and just enough sweet to keep everything together. The Taming of the Shrew is extremely good as … Read more

Firecracker

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Ingredients:
2 oz Flor de Caña 7 Year Rum
.5 oz simple syrup
3 dashes Peychaud Bitters
Dash Lucid Absinthe
Grapes

Directions:
Salt rim of small rocks glass. Add Flor de Caña, simple syrup, Peychaud Bittes, and Lucid to shaker with ice. Strain into coup style glass. Garnish with red grapes.

Created by Mixologist Duane Fernandez Jr. – New York City. Courtesy of Flor de Caña Rum.… Read more

Red, White, and B-Lucid Punch

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Created by Mixologist, Jonathan Pogash The Cocktail Guru, this punch packs…. well, a punch! Absinthe, Gin, fresh berries, ginger and OJ. Not exactly Apple Pie, but maybe we could start a new tradition.

Ingredients:
1 oz Lucid Absinthe
1 oz gin
2 strawberries, 2 blackberries
1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup
3/4 oz. Fresh Orange Juice

Directions:
Muddle the berries in the ginger syrup and orange juice. Add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice and strain … Read more

Death in the Afternoon

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With tomorrow, May 21st, being the date pegged for Armageddon things could get a little hairy. To ease the pain, we figured this 1935 classic was a perfect fit. Absinthe and Champagne… might as well go out in boozy style! Apparently, Ernest Hemingway created this lovely cocktail as his contribution to a celebrity recipe collection. Mr. Hemingway recommends, “Drink three to five of these slowly.”

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz absinthe
4 oz chilled Champagne… Read more

The Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold (Irisih Absinthetini)

Courtesy of reader Katha.… Read more

Embarcadero Dandy

post iconThe Embarcadero Dandy, a refreshing cocktail with rum, absinthe and ginger that you don’t have to be in San Francisco to enjoy …Read More

Fresa Catrina

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Who better to create this Dia de los Muertos cocktail than the talented Thomas Waugh at New York’s famed Death & Company? The cocktail is named for Catrina, a skeletal figure who has become closely associated with Day of the Dead. In this recipe, the light and fruity taste of strawberry combined with the dark pop of anise and black pepper pays tribute to both the elegance of the Catrina and the darkness of death.… Read more

The Obituary Cocktail

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The Obituary Cocktail is a New Orleans classic believed to have been invented at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop in the French Quarter. Try it with Bluecoat American gin and Vieux Carre Absinthe, which was developed as homage to the neighborhood where the drink was born.… Read more

Lucid Frappe

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It’s Friday, how about some absinthe? Here’s a few fun facts from Lucid.

1. It’s legal! And has been since 2007. Lucid (and Viridian Spirits) lobbied the US government to lift the 95-year ban and now absinthe is sold in all 50 states.

2. Contrary to popular belief, absinthe doesn’t make you hallucinate. This is a popular absinthe myth and is 100% false. Of course, consuming any spirit (especially one with an extraordinarily high proof) … Read more

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