This recipe is for a classic absinthe cocktail. Since absinthe had been illegal for sometime, Pernod or Herbsaint were often used as substitutes, but there's nothing like the real thing. Luckily absinthe is beginning to once again see the light of the bar and has become legal to sell in more countries than it was in the better part of the 19th Century. The Absinthe Drip is a variation of the French-style of drinking the herbal liquor
, the difference being the club soda and ice. Absinthe is a taste that grows on you, but it's worth the experience and traditionally this drink is served with two straws cut in half.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- Pour absinthe into a mixing glass half filled with crushed ice.
- Place the sugar cube on top of the ice.
- Very slowly drip club soda on the sugar cube until it is completely dissolved.
- Mix well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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