Absinthe Cocktail

Absinthe Cocktails.

Absinthe Cocktails.


Absinthe Cocktail

1/2 Absinthe (1 1/2 oz Absinthe Verte de Fougerolles)
1/2 Water (1 1/2 oz Water)
1 dash Syrup (Rich Simple Syrup)
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Absinthe (Special) Cocktail

2/3 Absinthe (1 oz Absinthe Verte de Fougerolles)
1/6 Gin (1/4 oz Beefeater Gin)
1/6 Syrup of Anisette or Gomme Syrup (barspoon Rich Simple Syrup)
1 dash Orange Bitters
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Instructions for both are, “Shake Well and Strain into a Cocktail Glass”.

The Special is on the left.

I put off buying actual Absinthe for the longest time. But, once I tried making these cocktails with Pastis or Herbsaint, I realized it just wasn’t going to cut it. Fortunately, at the time I received a bonus at work for my, “exceptional commitment to customer service,” so I didn’t feel completely ridiculous spending the money on getting it shipped from England. Highly recommend Liqueurs de France if you are in the market for Absinthe. Great customer service and fast shipping.

For whatever reason, I preferred the plain Absinthe Cocktail. The Absinthe (Special) was a little rich for me.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.