Sunday, 21 June 2015

Discover the Best Absinthe Cocktail Recipes

Absinthe: The Green Fairy, the drink that became such an important part of bohemian Europe for centuries is now part of some of the most popular cocktails enjoyed by many the world over, from central Paris pubs to the best cocktail bar Perth has to offer. Along with many other popular beverages making a big comeback, Absinthe seems set to continue its path through time as a drink that defined an era, as well as those who enjoyed it.

Absinthe: The Green Fairy

Absinthe is often a highly alcoholic drink that is distilled with an anise-flavour to give it a more distinct and powerful taste. Traditionally, Absinthe has a rich green colour coming from the way the recipe is put together, which includes Artemesia absinthium, green anise, sweet fennel and a number of other botanical extracts.

Highly Alcoholic Beverage


After the absinthe has finished being distilled, the alcohol level is very high, but is diluted before consumption meaning that the average absinthe bottle contains roughly anywhere between 45-75% alcohol per volume with a 90-148 proof reading. Because of this extremely high level of alcohol, many countries banned the substance over the years, but has now made a huge comeback with the popularity of absinthe cocktails.

Highly Alcoholic Beverage

Some of the best absinthe cocktail recipes come from the modern era, thanks in part of the availability of new spirits and alcoholic beverages, as well as the introduction of exotic fruits that can be found in abundance at the supermarket. From classic absinthe cocktails to more modern twists, let’s take a look at some of the most popular absinthe based cocktails of the modern era.

The Corpse Reviver #2


The Corpse Reviver #2

This recipe is based on the idea that you need something to get over your hangover after a late night, and like with many traditional recipes, it often includes more alcohol! The Corpse Reviver is no different, including an alcoholic base of gin, some lemon juice, triple sec and a dash of absinthe. Due to its highly alcoholic nature, it’s best to call in sick before knocking this one back after a long, long night.

Death In The Afternoon


Death In The Afternoon

This classic absinthe cocktail is in fact one of Earnest Hemmingway’s own personal recipes. Hemmingway gave the readers of a celebrity cocktail recipe book the following instructions: Pour a small amount of absinthe into a champagne flute, add iced champagne and let it rest until the drink turns into a milk-like and cloudy, and then drink four or five of these slowly. He also adds that types of absinthe float on top of the champagne, giving it a nice visual appeal.

Earthquake


Earthquake cocktail
This hearty classic absinthe recipe is said to have originated with the French impressionist painter, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and is intended to “shake-up” the drinker with its effects. In French translation, this drink is known as tremblement de terre, and is still enjoyed to this day in many Parisian bars and clubs. Simply add 3 parts absinthe and 3 parts cognac to a large wine goblet and you may see the night slowly fade into a dark hole somewhere. Bon chance!

The Monkey Gland


The Monkey Gland

This cocktail is a tangy mix of fruit and alcohol to give you that perfect taste every time. With a mix of strong flavoured fruit, the absinthe brings out the best of the fruit mix, giving it one of the most recognisable tastes of any cocktail. Simply mix 50ml of gin with 30ml of orange juice, then add 2 drops each of absinthe and grenadine. Shake well in a shaker over ice cubes and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass to create this effortless tasty drink in a jiffy!

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Absinthe has proven to be extremely popular in recent times, and thanks to its aniseed flavour, goes perfectly well with a whole host of different cocktails, fruit juices and even smoothies. In many cases you can swap the aniseed flavoured liquors such as Sambuca which has a liquorice type flavour, for absinthe. If you want to get into cocktail making and tasting, one of the best ways to start is to find the best cocktail bar Perth has to offer and ask your bartender for the some classic absinthe drinks, as well as some modern twists.

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  1. I enjoyed reading your work. I'll come back for more

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