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Absinthe Frappe

boozy refreshing absinthe frappe cocktail with ice and mint

Allow me to introduce you to the Absinthe Frappe, a delightful and unusual cocktail. Anyone looking for a refreshing drink with a unique flavor will find this remarkable beverage to be an ideal choice. Made with absinthe, it has a refreshingly effervescent flavor that works well in hot weather or when you want to make a statement. Anyone, from seasoned drinkers to complete newcomers, should try the Absinthe Frappe.

Tasting Notes

The Absinthe Frappe is a blend of intriguing flavors. You’ll first notice its cool, minty taste that wakes up your senses. Then, the unique taste of absinthe kicks in, offering a slightly herbal, anise flavor that’s truly one-of-a-kind. It’s a light and refreshing drink, with a touch of sweetness to balance everything out.

Equipment and Glassware

To make this cocktail, you’ll need a few simple tools:

  • A shaker: This is key for mixing your ingredients well.
  • A strainer: To make sure your drink is smooth.
  • A glass: Traditionally, an Absinthe Frappe is served in a short glass.

Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Absinthe Frappe:

  • 1 ½ oz Absinthe
  • ½ oz Simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Anisette or Pernod
  • Soda water, to top
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add absinthe, simple syrup, and 2 dashes of anisette or Pernod to the shaker.
  3. Shake the ingredients until they are well-chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a large snifter or highball glass filled with crushed or pebble ice.
  5. Top the glass with soda water, about 2 ounces, and stir gently.
  6. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Pro Tips

  • For a more authentic taste, use fresh ice made from purified water.
  • Adjust the amount of simple syrup based on how sweet you like your drinks.
  • If you want a stronger herbal flavor, let the mixture sit in the shaker a bit longer before straining.
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When to Serve

The Absinthe Frappe is perfect for warm, sunny days. It’s also a great choice for afternoon gatherings or as a refreshing start to your evening.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best Absinthe Frappe, go for high-quality absinthe brands like Lucid, Absinthe Pernod, or Kübler. These brands offer the authentic flavor that makes this drink so special.

Similar Cocktails

If you love the Absinthe Frappe, here are five similar cocktails to try:

  1. Mojito: A minty, refreshing classic.
  2. Sazerac: Another absinthe-influenced favorite.
  3. Mint Julep: Perfect for bourbon lovers looking for a minty twist.
  4. Pisco Sour: A frothy, citrusy delight.
  5. Gin Fizz: Light, bubbly, and refreshing.

History

The Absinthe Frappe first made its appearance in New Orleans, a city known for its vibrant cocktail culture. It became popular in the late 19th century, offering a refreshing alternative to the stronger absinthe drinks of the time. Its cool, minty flavor quickly made it a favorite among those looking for something unique and refreshing.

FAQs

Can I make this without a shaker?
Yes, you can mix the ingredients directly in the glass, but shaking ensures a well-mixed drink.

Is absinthe safe to drink?
Absolutely! Modern absinthe is regulated and safe, offering a unique flavor without any risks.

Can I add other flavors?
Sure! Feel free to experiment with adding other syrups or garnishes to customize your Absinthe Frappe.

The Absinthe Frappe is more than just a cocktail; it’s an experience. With its unique flavor and refreshing qualities, it’s a drink that stands out from the crowd. Whether you’re new to absinthe or looking for something different, the Absinthe Frappe is a perfect choice. Give it a try, and you might just find your new favorite cocktail.

boozy refreshing absinthe frappe cocktail with ice and mint

Absinthe Frappe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz Absinthe
  • ½ oz Simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Anisette or Pernod
  • Soda water, to top
  • Crushed or pebble ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add absinthe, simple syrup, and 2 dashes of anisette or Pernod to the shaker.
  3. Shake the ingredients until they are well-chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a large snifter or highball glass filled with crushed or pebble ice.
  5. Top the glass with soda water, about 2 ounces, and stir gently.
  6. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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