Show me 10 cocktails with absinthe as the main spirit.

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I found 10 cocktails with absinthe as the main spirit. The highest-rated cocktail is a Sazerac, followed by Absinthe Frappé and Corpse Reviver #2.
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You asked: 10 absinthe cocktails. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Death In The Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon is a famous cocktail created by the renowned writer and absinthe enthusiast, Ernest Hemingway. This refreshing...

Absinthe (10ml), Champagne / prosecco (135ml), Sugar Syrup (Teaspoon)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5


The Sazerac is a classic cocktail with a deep rooted history tied to New Orleans, often claimed to be America's...

Absinthe (10ml), Sugar (1 cube), Cognac (50ml), Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters (2 dashes)

4 ingredients
4.78 / 5

Absinthe Frappé

The Absinthe Frappé cocktail is a refreshingly aromatic drink that dates back to the 19th century, having been first concocted...

Absinthe (45ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml)

2 ingredients
4.49 / 5

Corpse Reviver #2

There are several Corpse Reviver recipes floating around, but this one is considered by most to be the best-tasting. It...

Cointreau (30ml), Absinthe (2 tsp), Lemon Juice (20ml), Lillet Blanc (30ml), Gin (30ml)

5 ingredients
4.28 / 5

Absinthe Minded Confessor

Absinthe Minded Confessor is a bold and complex cocktail that combines the intensity of absinthe with the sweetness of Sambuca...

Sambuca (30ml), Galliano (30ml), Absinthe (90ml), Mint Leaves (4), Soda water (120ml)

5 ingredients
3.93 / 5

Green Death Crystal

Green Death Crystal is a regular drink I have when I go out. I came up with it after having...

Absinthe (30ml), White rum (30ml), Lemonade (Top up)

3 ingredients
3.82 / 5

Absinthe Minded

Absinthe Minded is a bold and complex cocktail that combines the rich and aromatic flavors of three distinct ingredients: Cointreau,...

Cointreau (30ml), Absinthe (7.5ml), Red vermouth (22.5ml)

3 ingredients
3.74 / 5


ABC is a potent and flavorful cocktail that packs a punch with its combination of absinthe, overproof rum, and green...

Absinthe (10ml), Overproof rum (10ml), Green Chartreuse (10ml)

3 ingredients
3.73 / 5

Absinthe Drinker

Absinthe Drinker is a classic cocktail that is often associated with the bohemian lifestyle of the 19th and early 20th...

Absinthe (30ml), Sugar (Teaspoon)

2 ingredients
3.59 / 5

Savoy Special

Originally featured in Harry Craddock’s famous 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' of 1930. A quote in the book says: "Peter, ninth...

Absinthe (Dash), Grenadine (Dash), Red vermouth (30ml), Dry gin (60ml)

4 ingredients
3.59 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is absinthe?

Absinthe is a highly alcoholic spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium, commonly known as grand wormwood, along with anise, fennel, and other herbs.

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Is absinthe safe to drink?

Yes, absinthe is safe to drink when consumed responsibly. Modern absinthe no longer contains harmful levels of thujone, a compound once thought to cause hallucinations.

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How should absinthe be served?

Traditionally, absinthe is served by dripping cold water over a sugar cube into the absinthe, causing it to louche (turn milky). It can also be used as an ingredient in various cocktails.

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What does absinthe taste like?

Absinthe has a strong anise or licorice flavor, derived from the anise and fennel used in its production. Some versions may also have herbaceous and floral notes.

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What is the historical significance of absinthe?

Absinthe was popular in late 19th and early 20th century France, especially among artists and writers. It was later banned in many countries due to health concerns but has since made a legal comeback.

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