Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Dripped Absinthe

1 pound absinthe

Ingredient: absinthe

What it is:  Spirit
An anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs, including the flowers and leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium (wormwood). Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color but can also be colorless. Although absinthe was vilified, no evidence has shown it to be any more dangerous than ordinary spirits.

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water

Ingredient: water

What it is:  Additive
Ubiquitous chemical substance that is composed of hydrogen and oxygen and is essential for all forms of life -- also a component of all drinks.

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2 to 4 drop anisette

Ingredient: anisette

Also Known As:  anis, liqueur d'anis What it is:  Liqueur
Anise-flavored liqueur that is sweeter than most anise-flavored liqueurs (such as pastis), and also has a lower alcohol content (typically 25% by volume, versus 40%). Like pastis, it was first created to replace absinthe. Marie Brizard is a well-known producer of French-style anisette. Anís del Mono is a Spanish brand. Sambucca Romana is one of Italy's versions.

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(Use Absinthe Drip-glass.)
Pour one pony of absinthe into the bottom glass, fill the upper (drip) glass full of ice-water. When two-thirds of the water has dripped into the absinthe it is ready to be drunk. A few drops of anisette will improve this drink.