Absinthe cocktails

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Photography by: Dan Malpass

There are countless cocktail recipes which call for just drops or dashes of absinthe, or for the glass merely to be rinsed/washed with absinthe, but due to this spirit’s pungent smell and intense flavour, there are few cocktails that are truly absinthe-based or use a good slug of absinthe. The following 20 cocktails, three of which are by the late great Dick Bradsell, all contain a decent amount.

ency 93 imageAbsinthe Frappé
With: Absinthe, anisette, chilled water and sugar syrup.

ency 26 imageAbsinthe Gimlet
With: Dry gin, absinthe, lime cordial, lime juice and chilled water.

ency 91 imageAbsinthe Makes My Heart Grow Fonder
With: Dry gin, absinthe, maraschino, cherry brandy, Campari, pink grapefruit juice and sugar syrup.

ency 75 imageApplesinth
With: Absinthe, apple schnapps, apple juice, lime juice and sugar syrup.

ency 11 imageBohemian Mule
With: Absinthe, lime juice, sugar syrup and ginger beer.

ency 86 imageDead Man’s Mule
With: Absinthe, cinnamon schnapps, orgeat, lime juice, ginger beer.

ency 84 imageDuchess
With: Absinthe, sweet vermouth, extra dry vermouth, orange bitters

ency 53 imageFairy Cream
With: Absinthe, single cream, crème de cacao brown, crème de cacao white.

ency 61 imageFairy Sugar Mama
With: Absinthe, pineapple juice, lime juice, orgeat, Campari.

ency 78 imageFlying Frenchman (Absinthe Espresso Martini)
With: Absinthe, coffee liqueur, espresso coffee.

ency 43 imageGreen Fairy
With: Absinthe, lemon juice, sugar syrup, Angostura bitters, egg white.

ency 20 imageGreen Swizzle
With: Absinthe, white rum, overproof rum, falernum liqueur, menthe verte liqueur, lime juice.

ency 13 imageLe Minuit
With: Absinthe, white wine, apple juice, sugar syrup, orange bitters.

ency 48 imageMauresque
With: Absinthe, orgeat.

ency 45 imageMonstre Verte
With: Absinthe, London dry gin, Green Chartreuse, lime juice, sugar syrup, basil leaves.

ency 95 imagePerfect Fairy
With: Absinthe, crème de peche liqueur, lemon juice, egg white.

ency 78 imageTriple A
With: Absinthe, apple juice, orgeat, lime juice.

ency 39 imageWeeping Jesus
With: Absinthe, Peachtree liqueur, grenadine syrup, lemon-lime soda.

ency 55 imageWindy Miller
With: Absinthe, citroen vodka, Mandarine Napoleon liqueur, lemon-lime soda.

ency 23 imageYellow Parrot
With: Absinthe, Yellow Chartreuse, apricot brandy.

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