Absinthe Drip

Absinthe Drip Cocktail

Base Spirit: Absinthe

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Spirit-forward, Sweet

About the Absinthe Drip Cocktail

Enjoy the once-illicit absinthe in an old-fashioned Absinthe Drip.

Ingredients in the Absinthe Drip Cocktail

  • Ice water
  • 1 to 1.5 oz Absinthe
  • 1 Sugar cube

Glass: Absinthe

How to make the Absinthe Drip Cocktail

Fill an absinthe fountain with ice water. Pour the absinthe into an absinthe glass and place an absinthe spoon topped with the sugar cube across the rim. Position the glass under a spigot of the fountain and slowly drip water over the sugar cube until the sugar dissolves and the absinthe turns completely opaque. (You will need roughly 5 ounces of water per ounce of absinthe). Stir briefly before serving.

(An excellent selection of traditional absinthe glassware, spoons and fountains is available at lamaisondabsinthe.com.)

Watch Liquor.com advisor Simon Ford serve Absinthe in our How to Cocktail video.

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