16 Amazing Absinthe Cocktails For Your Next Soiree

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What happens when you combine the green fairy and cocktails? Perfection! Absinthe or the green fairy is a type of liquor that has been around for centuries, and it's finally getting the recognition it deserves.

Absinthe cocktails are a great way to start getting into the absinthe craze. In this blog post, we will share 16 absinthe drinks recipes that you can't miss out on!

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1. Death In The Afternoon

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This mix of absinthe and champagne creates an iridescent green cocktail with a deliciously fascinating flavor. With a black licorice finish, it is a bubbly cocktail that will impress any guest.

Get the recipe here.

2. Sazerac Cocktail

A glass of Sazerac CocktailHere's one for those who enjoy spirit-forward cocktails like the Old Fashioned. Instead of merely whiskey and sugar, it has a twist: the absinthe gives each sip a black licorice finish!

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3. Corpse Reviver No. 2

A glass of Corpse Reviver No. 2The Corpse Reviver No 2 is a classic cocktail with a name as quirky as the drink itself. With citrus juices and orange liqueur, this sour gin recipe is tart and zingy with a note of licorice on the finish.

Get the recipe here.

4. Green Beast

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Absinthe wouldn't be the first liquor that comes to mind when you think of summer cocktails, but the Green Beast is an exception. This drink, made with lime juice, sugar, water, and absinthe, may be ideal if you're searching for something fresh to enjoy when basking in the sun.

Get the recipe here.

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5. Absinthe Frappé

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If the aroma of anise makes you giddy, this is the cocktail for you. The Absinthe Frappé is a cobbler-inspired mix that blends absinthe and anisette. It's a terrific alternative to the typical absinthe drip for someone looking to try something new.

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6. Necromancer Cocktail

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With components such as elderflower liqueur, Lillet Blanc, and lemon juice, it's confusing how this light and floral drink gained such a sinister name. A good guess would be because of the absinthe.

The Necromancer is herbal, tangy, and refreshing, so try it whenever you feel like raising from the dead.

Get the recipe here.

7. A La Louisiane Cocktail

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If you enjoy spirit-forward cocktails like the Sazerac or the Manhattan, then the La Louisiane cocktail is an excellent choice! This exquisite cocktail is a twist on the Vieux Carré, a potent blend of rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine, and bitters.

This variant amps up the rye whiskey ditches the cognac, and adds a few dashes of absinthe to create a drink that is both familiar and new.

Get the recipe here.

8. Chrysanthemum Cocktail

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The Chrysanthemum is a classic drink featured in Hugo Ensslin's 1916 book "Recipes for Mixed Drinks." This low-alcohol blend of dry vermouth, the herbal liqueur Benedictine, and a touch of absinthe is complex, engaging, and drinkable.

Get the recipe here.

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9. Stars and Stripes Cocktail

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At first look, you'd never think this brightly layered cocktail of blueberry vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, raspberry brandy, and ginger beer contained absinthe. With such a patriotic name, this is the perfect cocktail to serve at your next summer picnic.

Get the recipe here.

10. Obituary Cocktail

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The obituary cocktail is not a light drink. In this take on a dry gin martini, the absinthe is the new and intriguing addition to the recipe. This drink is a classic cocktail that keeps the sparkle and taste of absinthe.

Get the recipe here.

11. La Tour Eiffel

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The La Tour Eiffel is the perfect absinthe bar for those who want to introduce a drink to someone else gradually. You can taste bold flavors in small quantities, and it is served in a champagne flute, so they don’t overpower your guests!

Get the recipe here.

12. Absinthe Suissesse

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This sweet and luscious drink is made with absinthe, almond syrup, cream, and a splash of floral orange blossom water. The Absinthe Suissesse, like the Absinthe Frappe, is a famous New Orleans brunch cocktail. An egg white gives this cocktail more body and thick foam.

Get the recipe here.

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13. Lady Liberty

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This drink may be contemporary, yet it has a classic feel that is quite refreshing. The Lady Liberty is an intriguing drink that offers a pleasant adventure of flavors rarely found in the same glass.

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14. Last Resort

A glass of Last Resort CocktailThe Last Resort is a variation of the Brandy Sour, which replaces the base spirit with pear brandy and adds an absinthe rinse.

In this bright and vibrant cocktail, the pear brandy is mixed with lemon and rich simple syrup to enhance the flowery and fruity aromas of the pear brandy. The addition of egg white provides a foamy, velvety mouthfeel. 

Get the recipe here.

15. Morning Glory

A glass of Morning Glory CocktailThis cocktail is a terrific drink that combines a spicy rye whiskey with a silky cognac and a whole bunch of flavors. The sweet citrus flavor of orange curaçao, the bubbliness of club soda, a dash of bitters, and a touch of absinthe are combined in this classic cocktail.

Get the recipe here.

16. The Sun Also Rises

Glasses of The Sun Also Rises Cocktail

This five-ingredient cocktail is named after Hemingway's first novel. It combines two types of citrus, two types of whiskey, and absinthe to produce a complexity that every Hemingway or cocktail enthusiast would appreciate.

Get the recipe here.

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