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Absinthe Cocktails

Words by Simon Difford

Photography by Dan Malpass

There are countless absinthe 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 absinthe cocktails are unusual as all contain a generous measure.

ency 34 imageAbsinthe Frappé
With: Absinthe, anisette, chilled water and sugar syrup.

ency 89 imageAbsinthe Gimlet
With: Dry gin, absinthe, lime cordial, lime juice and chilled water.

ency 86 imageAbsinthe Makes My Heart Grow Fonder
With: Dry gin, absinthe, maraschino, cherry brandy, Campari, pink grapefruit juice and sugar syrup.

ency 84 imageApplesinth
With: Absinthe, apple schnapps, apple juice, lime juice and sugar syrup.

ency 84 imageBohemian Mule
With: Absinthe, lime juice, sugar syrup and ginger beer.

ency 98 imageDead Man's Mule
With: Absinthe, cinnamon schnapps, orgeat, lime juice, ginger beer.

ency 70 imageDuchess
With: Absinthe, sweet vermouth, extra dry vermouth, orange bitters

ency 67 imageFairy Cream
With: Absinthe, single cream, crème de cacao brown, crème de cacao white.

ency 69 imageFairy Sugar Mama
With: Absinthe, pineapple juice, lime juice, orgeat, Campari.

ency 15 imageFlying Frenchman (Absinthe Espresso Martini)
With: Absinthe, coffee liqueur, espresso coffee.

ency 44 imageGreen Fairy
With: Absinthe, lemon juice, sugar syrup, Angostura bitters, egg white.

ency 100 imageGreen Swizzle
With: Absinthe, white rum, overproof rum, falernum liqueur, menthe verte liqueur, lime juice.

ency 27 imageLe Minuit
With: Absinthe, white wine, apple juice, sugar syrup, orange bitters.

ency 80 imageMauresque
With: Absinthe, orgeat.

ency 69 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 65 imageTriple A
With: Absinthe, apple juice, orgeat, lime juice.

ency 31 imageWeeping Jesus
With: Absinthe, Peachtree liqueur, grenadine syrup, lemon-lime soda.

ency 18 imageWindy Miller
With: Absinthe, citroen vodka, Mandarine Napoleon liqueur, lemon-lime soda.

ency 99 imageYellow Parrot
With: Absinthe, Yellow Chartreuse, apricot brandy.