Absinthe Minded
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Absinthe Minded
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3.74 / 5
Absinthe Minded is a bold and complex cocktail that combines the rich and aromatic flavors of three distinct ingredients: Cointreau, Absinthe, and Red Vermouth. With a history steeped in mystery ... more Absinthe Minded is a bold and complex cocktail that combines the rich and aromatic flavors of three distinct ingredients: Cointreau, Absinthe, and Red Vermouth. With a history steeped in mystery and controversy, Absinthe has long been associated with the bohemian lifestyle and the idea of a "green fairy" that can stimulate creativity and free the mind. In this cocktail, it is balanced with the bright and citrusy notes of Cointreau, a French liqueur made from orange peels. The addition of Red Vermouth, a fortified wine infused with herbs and spices, adds depth and warmth to the drink. The result is a strong and sophisticated cocktail with a hint of sweetness and a lingering herbal finish. Absinthe Minded is the perfect choice for adventurous drinkers looking for a unique and flavorful experience.
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Absinthe
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32.26% | 1.97 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Absinthe Minded

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients to a shot glass
Stir and serve
~ Lime zest is an optional extra. ~

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes absinthe a unique ingredient in the Absinthe Minded cocktail?

Absinthe is renowned for its distinct flavor, derived from herbs including wormwood, anise, and fennel. It has a high alcohol content and is famous for its historical associations with bohemian cultures and supposed psychoactive properties, though these are largely myth. In the Absinthe Minded cocktail, it provides a complex herbal depth and a slight bitterness that balances the sweetness of the Cointreau and the spicy notes of the red vermouth.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Absinthe Minded cocktail stirred instead of shaken?

Cocktails containing primarily spirits, like the Absinthe Minded, are typically stirred to prevent over-dilution and to maintain clarity. Shaking can introduce air bubbles and cloudiness, which might detract from the smooth texture and refined appearance desired in such a drink. Stirring gently combines the ingredients while preserving the cocktail's strength and elegant presentation.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Absinthe Minded compare to other common cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 32.26%, the Absinthe Minded is on the higher end of the spectrum compared to many common cocktails. For instance, a classic Margarita might have an alcohol content around 20%, and a Manhattan around 30%. The higher alcohol content is due to the use of absinthe and Cointreau, both of which have higher alcohol volumes than some other spirits or mixers used in cocktails.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish would complement the Absinthe Minded cocktail?

Considering the herbal and slightly bitter notes of the Absinthe Minded, a citrus peel, such as an orange or lemon twist, would complement it well. The citrus oils expressed over the drink can add a fresh aromatic layer, enhancing the cocktail's complexity and slightly cutting through the richness of the spirits.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Absinthe Minded cocktail?

Given its strong flavor profile and higher alcohol content, the Absinthe Minded cocktail is best suited for after-dinner sipping or late-night gatherings amongst spirit enthusiasts. It's a conversation starter, ideal for occasions where its unique composition and the lore of absinthe can be appreciated, such as themed parties or sophisticated social gatherings.

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