Joie de Vivre

Served straight-up in a martini glass and garnished with fresh grapes, this no-fuss cocktail is made a standout by a final mist of absinthe that tickles the nose and awakens the palate....
food + cooking

Reviving Old Spirits

James Rodewald finds great new liquors based on old blends enjoyed by George Washington, Ernest Shackleton, and others

Green Fairy Tales

Absinthe has a misinformation quotient at least as high as its usual alcohol content of 60 to 70 percent. So if you’re looking for the truth, you’ve come to the right place....
April 2009
wine + spirits + beer

Absinthe 101

Jim Meehan, manager and mixologist at PDT in New York, demonstrates how to make an absinthe drip cocktail.

Cocktail of the Week: The Waldorf

Jamie Boudreau, one of the nation’s best bartenders (currently at Tini Bigs Lounge, in Seattle), came up with this monster of a Manhattan variant.

Cugat Congo

This is just a Bacardi Cocktail with a dash of absinthe, but hey, it’s Xavier Cugat’s recipe!
January 1945

Absinthe Drip

As beautiful as we find the many antique and reproduction absinthe fountains available now, they are by no means necessary to the enjoyment of the green fairy.
January 1943

Left Bank Spine-Stiffener

This recipe comes from a piece on “revivers.” It’s actually a nice drink, unlike many of the “hair of the dog” hangover remedies.
January 1943

Parisian Good-Morning

Modern absinthes tend to be less bitter than those made before the spirit was banned, so you may find you prefer this recipe without the sugar.
January 1943

Firpo’s Balloon

There’s a good reason this recipe doesn’t appear in many cocktail books (or books about absinthe, for that matter): It’s not an easy one to appreciate.
October 1942
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