Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

How to Mix Absinthe

In preparing the above drink you must be particular and inquire whether the customer desires it in the old French style or on the new improved plan. Mix as follows in a large bar or Absinthe glass:
1 pony glass 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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1 pony glass of Absinthe, place this into the large glass, take the top part of the Absinthe glass, which has the shape of a bowl, with a small round hole in the bottom, fill this with fine shaved ice, and water; then raise the bowl up high, and let the water run or drip into the glass containing the Absinthe; the color of the Absinthe will show when to stop; then pour into the large glass and serve. None but genuine Absinthe should be used, which you can easily tell by the color in mixing, as it will turn to a milk color and look cloudy, which the domestic article does not. This is what they call an old style French Absinthe.