Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

California Style Absinthe

1 jigger 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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syphon seltzer

Ingredient: syphon seltzer

Also Known As:  Seltzer bottle, soda syphon What it is:  Additive

A device for dispensing soda water.

As early as 1790, the concept of an "aerosol" was introduced in France with self-pressurized carbonated beverages, but the modern syphon was created in 1829, when two Frenchmen patented a hollow corkscrew which could be inserted into a soda bottle and by use of a valve allowed a portion of the contents to be dispensed while maintaining the pressure on the inside of the bottle and hence preventing the remaining soda going flat.

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A mixing-glass* half full fine ice, one jigger absinthe. Shake until very cold, strain into thin bar-glass, fill with siphon seltzer or carbonic. * By a mixing-glass is meant a large soda-glass, holding twelve ounces; it is handier and gives better satisfaction than a goblet. A jigger is a measure used for measuring liquors when mixing drinks; it holds two ounces. A pony holds half a jigger.