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Absinthe

Absinthe Frappe Recipe

Absinthe Frappe Recipe

The Absinthe Frappe, like many classic cocktails, traces its origins back to New Orleans. It was first concocted in the 1870s at the Old Absinthe House, a bar that still stands today. And while many drinks like the Sazerac use absinthe in limited qualities, here we’re employing a full pour.…read more →

Absinthe, Then and Now

Absinthe, Then and Now

Absinthe has a rich and diverse history. It’s surrounded in mystery – mostly myths – and today is a niche product revitalized in recent years by the craft cocktails and spirits movement. But it wasn’t always niche. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries absinthe was the most popular drink in France… read more →

Vieux Carre Absinthe Review

Vieux Carre Absinthe Review

Vieux Carré Absinthe is produced by Philadelphia Distilling, but it takes its name from the New Orleans French Quarter. The first bottle of Vieux Carré Absinthe was released in December 2008, making it the first legal absinthe to be distilled, bottled and sold on the east coast in nearly 100…read more →

Pernod Absinthe Review

Pernod Absinthe Review

Pernod began producing absinthe around 1800, when Henri-Louis Pernod founded what’s believed to be the first absinthe distillery. Pernod Absinthe remained one of the more popular spirits in the genre until 1915, when absinthe was banned in the U.S. and many European countries. During the ban, Pernod sold a non-absinthe…read more →

Mixology Monday: Absinthe

Mixology Monday: Absinthe

Once per month cocktail fiends band together to create a booze-soaked collection of cocktail recipes for Mixology Monday.  This month’s host is Sonja of Thinking of Drinking, who chose absinthe as the theme.  From Sonja – The topic for February is Absinthe. That much maligned, misunderstood, mistreated spirit, suddenly plentiful…read more →

Reintroducing the Original Recipe for Herbsaint

Reintroducing the Original Recipe for Herbsaint

If each trip out of the house during the holidays—always with the best of intentions to get your shopping done—results in you huddled over a drink at a nearby bar, hiding from the crazed mass, then you may be in luck.  Turns out that Sazerac Company has recreated the original…read more →

Corpse Reviver #2

Corpse Reviver #2

This aptly named cocktail traces its origin back to the days when drinking in the morning didn’t have a stigma. When cocktails were breakfast drinks and every man, woman and likely a few children started their day with a smile and a stumble. Around the turn of the twentieth century,…read more →

Tuxedo Cocktail

Tuxedo Cocktail

The Tuxedo cocktail is a stiff drink that starts with a solid base of gin. And much like a classic martini, it pairs that gin with dry vermouth. Here, in ratios that favor more vermouth than your typical dry martini. Throw in some absinthe and maraschino, and you’ve got a…read more →

Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail

While the origins of many cocktails are heatedly debated, clouded in  mystery or just plain lost in a boozy fog, the source of the Sazerac is one thing drinkers can agree upon. Born in New Orleans in 1859, the Sazerac was named by John Schiller, proprietor of the Sazerac Coffee…read more →