Absinthe Cocktail (Jerry Thomas)

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Martini glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Nutrition

There are approximately 146 calories in one serving of Absinthe Cocktail (Jerry Thomas) .

Styles & Flavours

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Serve in a

Martini glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 fl oz La Fee Parisienne absinthe
14 fl oz Anisette liqueur
1 dash Angostura or other aromatic bitters
1 12 fl oz Chilled water (reduce if wet ice)
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Our comment:

This aniseed-flavoured mix tastes surprisingly tame but includes a shot of the notorious green fairy.

Variant:

Absinthe Frappe – served over crushed ice.

History:

Adapted from Jerry Thomas' 1887 Bar-tender's Guide.

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