Absinthe Serving Recipes, Cocktails & Rituals


THE CZECH ABSINTHE RITUAL

Pour a shot of Absinthe in a small tumbler glass. Take a teaspoon of sugar. Dip the teaspoon into the absinthe so that the sugar absorbs the liquor. Then, holding the spoon above the absinthe, set light to the sugar. Let it burn for a minute or so. The sugar will bubble and begin to caramelize. Once the flame is beginning to die down, stir the shot of absinthe with the sugared spoon (smothering the glass if it catches alight). Now add an equal measure of water and some ice if required.

Absinthe is very flammable. Please be very careful when performing this absinthe ritual!

Absinthe bottle pouring absinthe drink into a lawball glass
First, pour a shot of Absinthe into a short tumbler glass...
A spoon above the absinthe drink in a glass, with sugar on fire
Holding the spoon above the absinthe, set light to the sugar...
Absinthe Original bootle with prepared absinthe drink on ice
Add water, ice and enjoy your absinthe drink!

TRADITIONAL ABSINTHE SERVING RECIPE

This is the traditional absinthe recipe: first pour roughly three ounces of absinthe into a heavy parfait-style stemmed absinthe glass. A perforated absinthe spoon is set upon the rim of the glass and on the spoon is placed a cube of sugar. Ice-cold water is ever so slowly dripped from a glass carafe or absinthe fountain onto the cube. The sugar dissolves and you continue pouring until the ratio of absinthe to water is about two to five parts, depending upon your taste and fortitude. Give the absinthe drink a spin with the spoon and drink like you dripped - slowly.
Bohemian absinthe recipes have always meant that less anise is used in local absinthe production, thus the majority of our products do not louche when water is added. The whole range of Absinthe Original turns slightly cloudy, however, they do not louche as such. It has no influence on quality whatsoever. Generally, French or Spanish absinthes are much sweeter.
Want to get the most out of your Absinthe? The active ingredient thujone has its best effects within a half hour of drinking. Afterward, the effect you feel will be pure alcohol based, so make sure to pace your drinking so you enjoy the wormwood and the alcohol over the length of your experience. As always, drink responsibly and in moderation.

ABSINTHE COCKTAILS

MOULIN ROUGE
25 ml Archers
12.5 ml Absinthe Original
5 ml Grenadine

Top up with Red Bull energy drink. Garnish with mint tips and serve on ice.
TRAFFIC LIGHT
2 parts of cranberry juice
1 part of orange juice
1 part of Absinthe Original

Pour carefully into a cocktail glass half filled with ice.
GREEN TEAR
1 part of Absinthe Original
2 parts of cranberry juice
1 part of Indian tonic water
1 slice of lemon

Shake well and pour into a cocktail glass.
MERLINS PICASSO
25 ml Absolut Citron
12.5 ml Drambuie
12.5 ml Absinthe Original
Top up with Monster Energy drink

Garnish with lime and serve on ice.
MORTAL STAIN
1 ounce Absinthe Original
1 ounce Sour Apple Schapps
1 ounce Black Raspberry Liqueur
1 ounce Pomegranite / Cherry Juice

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients, shake well, let stand for approximately 2 minutes, then shake again. Serve in a martini glass, garnished with a maraschino cherry.
ABSINTHE FIZZ
1 & 1/2 shots Absinthe Original
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon sugar
1 egg white
seltzer

Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass and fill with seltzer.
HALLOWEEN SLASH
1/2 shot of lemon liqueur
3 shots of cranberry juice
1/2 shot of peach vodka
1 shot of Absinthe Original
1/3 shot of orange juice

Pour carefully into a cocktail glass half filled with ice.
DARK 'N DIRTY
1 part absinthe
3 parts coke
Garnish with a lime wedge

Pour 25ml of absinthe into a cocktail glass filled with cracked ice, top up with coke and squeeze the lime over the glass. Garnish with the lime wedge. It looks dirty and the secret is in the kick provided by the absinthe.
DESIRE
1/4 Absinthe Original
1/2 tablespoon sugar
3/4 lemon juice

Shake well and pour into cocktail glass.
ATOMIC BOMB
1/2 Absinthe Original
1/2 brandy

Stir and pour into cocktail glass.
ABSINTHE FLIP
1/2 oz Absinthe Original
1/2 oz Cointreau orange liqueur
2 tsp lemon juice
1 egg
1 tsp sugar
nutmeg

Shake ingredients well with ice. Strain into a prechilled lawball glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.
CORRIDA
1 shot Absinthe Original
1 shot vodka
1 can Red Bull

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled collins glass.
BELA FRAPPE
1 shot Absinthe Original
2/3 shot Volare Triple Sec
6-7 fresh Raspberries
juice of half a lime
dash of Monin Sirop de Framboise
Champagne

Muddle Raspberries with lime juice and Monin Framboise in a Boston glass. Top up with hard ice cubes, add Absinthe and Volare and shake hard in the Boston shaker. Double strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Top up with champagne and garnish with fresh raspberries.
ABSINTHE CURACAO FRAPPE
1 shot Absinthe Original
1/2 shot curacao
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons orange juice
1 thin slice of orange

Stir ingredients and pour over crushed ice in a deep-saucer champagne glass. Add orange slice.
WHARF RAT
1 part of the white rum
1 part of Grenadine
1 part of Absinthe Original
1 part of Apricot brandy
3 parts of orange juice

Mix with crushed ice and top it up with absinthe.
MINTY COKE KICK
1 oz Absinthe
1 oz Vodka
Coke
Garnish with sprig Mint

Shake absinthe and vodka with ice, then strain into a chilled highball glass full of ice. Fill with Coke and stir. Finally, garnish with a sprig of mint and serve.
ABSINTHE EYE
1/3 peppermint
2/3 Absinthe Original

Shake well and pour into cocktail glass.
HEMINGWAY
1.5 fluid ounces of Absinthe
Champagne

Pour absinthe into flute Champagne glass over ice. Top up with well chilled Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness.
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES
1 shot Creme de Mure
1 shot Absolut Mandrin
1 shot champagne
1 shot Absinthe Original

Pour carefully into a cocktail glass half filled with ice.
FIRE FAIRY
1 oz Amaretto
1/2 oz Absinthe
1 can of Red Bull

Put amaretto in a large shot glass then float the absinthe on top. Light absinthe then drop into 1 pint glass with red bull. Drink and enjoy!
ABSINTHE MINDED
3 oz Bombay Saphire gin
1/2 oz Absinthe Original
1/2 oz Grand Marnier orange liqueur
dry vermouth
1 orange peel

Properly chill 1 cocktail glass. In mixing glass with ice, pour gin and absinthe, and stir. In your cocktail glass, roll 1/2 oz of dry vermouth and throw away the excess. Strain other ingredients into cocktail glass and float 1/2 oz of Grand Marnier over top. Garnish with orange peel.
ABSINTHE BOLLYSIDE
1 part of Absinthe Original
1/2 part of Jack Daniels
1/2 of gin
1/4 of Archers Peach Schnapps
1 part of Red Bull
A drop of cranberry juice

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled collins glass.
KNOCK OUT
1 teaspoonful white Creme de Menthe
1 shot Absinthe Original
1 shot dry gin
1 shot French vermouth

Shake well with ice and strain into martini glass.
LETHAL ABSINTHE LEMONADE
1 part of Absinthe Bitter
2 parts of lemonade
2 parts of cranberry juice
Garnish with a lemon wedge

Pour absinthe into a chilled highball glass with ice. Slowly top with lemonade and cranberry juice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy your drink.

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