In Absinthia Title
Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder. - Dowson
Michael likes Kubler in Corpse Revivers

We really like this Cocktail Recipe Book

Jonathan quested
for St. George

Absinthe Cocktails Book
There is a Spoon!

Absinthe cocktail - the Sazerac
Posted by Jonathan
on 07/01/06

We followed up our tasting of Blanchette by making the only real cocktail that features absinthe. The Sazerac, called "America's First Cocktail", dates back to the 1830s, as discussed on Sure, there are other cocktails recipes that use absinthe. Heck you could even write a book about them if you were so inclined. But they are mostly silly concoctions that don't add anything to the La Fée Verte experience. The Sazerac, though, is the real thing.


  • .5 tsp Absinthe (we used the aforementioned Blanchette)
  • 2oz whiskey or bourbon (we used Maker's Mark bourbon)
  • dash Peychaud's bitters

Shake well in a cocktail shaker full of cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

This particular recipe wasn't anything to write home about, really. All we could taste was the bourbon, which meant it was a waste of some good absinthe. We actually used (gasp!) Angostura bitters, and not the real Peychaud's. We should order some online, just for the authentic taste. A more interesting sounding recipe comes from the Wikipedia, which uses a method more often specified of swirling the absinthe around in a glass. It still doesn't sound like there would be enough absinthe to really show up in a cocktail glassful of bourbon, though. Maybe we should also try a more subtle taste, like Dewar's whiskey.

post divider


No comments yet

Add Comments

This item is closed, it's not possible to add new comments to it or to vote on it
Enclose parts of your comment with codes to indicate a text style.
The codes come in pairs and are enclosed in square brackets.
For example, to make a word appear in italics you would type:

[i]my words[/i]

This would be displayed as:

my words
Here are the options:
Bold text
[b] my bold text [/b]
Italic text
[i] my italic text [/i]
Underlined text
[u] my underlined text [/u]
Quoted text
[quote] my quoted text [/quote]
Colored text
[color="red"] my colored text [/color]
Link to another Web site (URL)
[url=""] Link [/url]