Try these absinthe cocktails for a refreshing change.
They’re sweet, strong, and way more fun than they sound.
Absinthe is a herbal-based liquor that has a rich history.
It was originally created in France in the 1800s and was used as a medicinal tonic.
It’s still popular today, but instead of taking it to treat headaches, doctors started drinking it instead.
In the US, it’s banned on the federal level, but it’s legal in most states.
That means you can buy it in drug stores and supermarkets!
So if you like your cocktails strong, sweet, and made with liquor (or are afraid of alcohol), this is where you get to be.
And just because it’s legal doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to the recipe.
These absinthe cocktails are all delicious and perfect for any occasion.
Let’s get started.
1. Death In The Afternoon
I love this recipe for a simple, comforting meal.
It’s a low-calorie version of the classic hot dogs that pairs well with anything from vegetables to sandwiches.
You can even make these for your kids!
They’re fun and tasty, and you can add whatever toppings you like.
The best part is that they’re easy to make and don’t require any special equipment.
Just heat some water on the stove and heat your food in it until it turns nice and tender.
Now, go ahead, eat up all those hot dogs – I won’t tell if you don’t!
2. Fairy Godmother Absinthe
When it comes to cocktails, absinthe is probably the only drink you should be making.
It’s a pretty simple cocktail (as are all of them), but it’s just so yummy and refreshing.
I love the way the hot flavor pairs with the sweet lemonade, and I also prefer it over dry vermouth.
If you want to make something more complex, though, I highly recommend this recipe!
Plus, if you take your time making this one, you might even get some startling results that will impress everyone at dinner party after dinner party.
(But don’t be surprised if some guests say they tasted absinthe when they weren’t expecting it! Just kidding.)
This is a perfect recipe for when you want to turn up the heat.
It’s super easy and has few ingredients, but doesn’t mean it can’t be wickedly good!
Like many of the recipes above, this one calls for black coffee.
It gives the rich dark chocolate a nice kick.
But if you prefer something with a bit less caffeine, try using brewed coffee instead.
Either way, I think this recipe would be great on its own or paired with some salted caramel or salted caramel ice cream.
4. Tequila Absinthe Sour
Absinthe is not an easy drink to make at home as it’s often a bit hot and grainy.
But this tequila sour recipe does a fantastic job of creating the flavour without any alcohol.
The combination of sweet, tart, and smoky tastes perfectly balances out the bitterness.
This delicious drink is perfect for when you’re looking to impress your friends or family.
5. Citrus & Absinthe Gin
Here’s another gin recipe that will make you feel like a sophisticated woman.
It tastes exactly as amazing as it smells.
This one features absinthe, orange zest, and lemon juice.
The gin adds a nice kick to the mix.
So if you want to add a little something extra and make this drink even more exhilarating, go ahead and use London dry gin.
6. The Fairy & Leprechaun
This is an all-white party, so that means no food coloring! And I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how this looks.
It’s a little bit like the cake from above, but with lots of fun rainbow sprinkles and candy canes.
Garnish it with some mini-rainbows and confetti if you want, or add some liquid smoke to the chocolate frosting for extra depth.
7. Corpse Reviver 2
For this recipe, you’ll need a big beef roast, so you may have to double or triple the recipe if you want to make enough for everyone.
I like adding some spicy sausage and mashing up some potatoes for a tasty side dish.
But feel free to use what you like best.
If you do use it as a main meal, I find the gravy tastes much better when combined with those veggies.
8. Garden Fairy
This garden fairy is a cool treat to make and a fun way to decorate Halloween tables.
It’s the perfect mix of sweet, nutty, and creamy with a hint of chocolate.
The recipe calls for brown sugar, but you could use white if you prefer it sweeter.
9. Arsenic & Old Lace
This is another cocktail that looks like a dessert and tastes like one, too.
It calls for milk, orange liqueur, brandy, and grenadine.
Arsenic and old lace are supposedly the most poisonous drinks you can make.
The combination of alcohol and liqueur gives it an incredible taste.
And the flavor doesn’t even come close to being as strong as the effect.
So if you’re heading over to your local bar looking for something sweet with that extra bit of bitterness, give this drink a try.
10. Stars & Stripes
These festive stars and stripes appetizers are a colorful way to welcome friends and family.
You can serve these appetizers as an elegant party starter or an easy appetizer for any special occasion.
They’re so easy to make, too.
Just mix up some store-bought dip, coat the tortilla chips with it, then sprinkle on the toppings.
Pile your favorite dips on the chip in layers until you get the desired effect.
Serve them at a party or buffet, and watch how many people go back for more!
11. Green Fairy
Let’s talk about the green fairy.
This isn’t a pastry, but it is definitely very much like a pastry!
It uses butter, sugar, flour, and egg yolks to make a fluffy, light dough.
Then, it’s baked until golden.
Green fairy is traditionally served with rum-soaked pineapple slices on top.
I love its sweet and fruity flavor combination.
However you make it – whether as a dessert or an after-dinner snack – green fairy will be sure to impress your friends and family.
12. Absinthe Sour
Absinthe is a spirit with a history that stretches back to the 1600s.
It’s made by distilling herbs like wormwood and sugarcane.
Then, it’s infused with alcohol for about three months.
The depth of flavor in this cocktail comes from the sweet, bitter, and tangy notes.
This cocktail isn’t too strong or too sugary, but it’ll definitely get you into trouble if you drink any more than two drinks!
To make it even more attractive, serve it with fresh mint leaves on top.
13. Green Beast
One of the less-known but most delicious vegetarian dishes in England is this green beast.
You can have one at any pub in London, and it’s an absolute must-try for vegetarians.
It’s a main course made with vegetables and herbs, served on a bed of mashed potato.
The combination of flavors makes every bite so satisfying.
If you love mushrooms or any other green veggie, this dish is for you!
14. Foaming Fairy
If you’re looking for a fun and unique gift, this foaming fairy is sure to be a hit.
The white foam on the face of the fairy is 100% edible, and it can even be made into a snowman!
This would make an excellent Christmas cake or Easter basket filler!
15. Absinthe Frappe
If you’re looking for the perfect summer drink, this absinthe frappe is just the ticket.
It’s a non-alcoholic cocktail that combines ice cream with absinthe.
The result is a sweet and boozy combination of strawberries, mint, and basil.
This frappe has all my favorite flavors in one simple bowl.
It’s refreshing, creamy, and full of flavor that makes me feel good!
You’re reading the recipe for a simple, yet tasty, vegan Mexican treat.
It’s so easy to make, you can even double or triple it!
All you need is avocado, corn kernels, red bell pepper, and ground cumin.
When mixed together with a bit of olive oil and spices, it turns into this panko-crusted tortilla.
Tossed with guacamole and salsa for an authentic Mexican twist on the classic dish.
17. Corpse Reviver
This recipe is so powerful that it can save the lives of people who are recovering from a severe illness.
The Corpse Reviver is a blend of two herbs and spices that has been used to heal hundreds of patients in need over the years.
It’s also known for its ability to bring back lost memories and feelings.
Simply add the ingredients to a cup, stir thoroughly, and then drink!
It will help you feel better, but it won’t cure you.
The best way to use it is in combination with other remedies such as Reiki or acupuncture.
18. Absinthe Strawberry
If you love absinthe, strawberry jam is the perfect way to infuse your next drink.
It’s a sweet and savory mix that’ll make you forget about booze entirely.
It’s almost like strawberry tea, but it tastes better!
Drizzle your favorite absinthe with this sweet syrup, and you can enjoy the taste of summer without the fear of getting plastered.
19. Vermouth & Absinthe Gin Martini
If you want to elevate your cocktail game, this recipe is for you.
You don’t need to go out and buy a fancy glass.
Just use a Collins glass, or any other inexpensive glass you have around the house.
Once you’ve got it ready, mix up some vermouth and stir it in slowly.
Once it becomes thick, pour that into your martini glass.
Add your gin and garnish with an orange slice if you like.
For something a little zingier (and less expensive), try using lime instead of an orange slice.
The name alone already tells you about this cocktail.
It’s a classic Sazerac, and it’s delicious.
This drink has such an intriguing history, but I think it’s worth learning more about.
As you can imagine, the recipe is also super complicated! But if you give it a try anyway, I think you’ll really enjoy your first sip.
I like to make a big batch of the elixir and keep it in my liquor cabinet for when I want some old-fashioned French hospitality.
(Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)
21. Absinthe Honey Mojito
If you’re looking for a sweet and boozy cocktail to quench your thirst, this recipe is for you.
It’s made with absinthe and honey on the rocks, which makes it even more delectable.
The combination of sour and sweet is a match made in heaven.
Plus, the mint leaves add an extra bit of zing that’ll make your mouth water.
Enjoy one glass of this cocktail, and you’ll fall in love with absinthe all over again!
22. Blueberry Smash
This blueberry smash is the perfect treat to serve in your next bake sale.
It’s tender and juicy with a bright, tart flavor that’s guaranteed to delight.
The best part?
You can make this fruit-filled dessert in just 15 minutes!
Mix everything together and bake until bubbly.
Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a real sweet treat.
23. Absinthe Frappe
I love how this drink can be so simple yet it comes out looking like a professional cocktail.
You’ll use sparkling water and vodka to make it ultra-refreshing.
You can always swap in lemonade, ginger ale, or any other type of alcohol you like.
It’s definitely sweeter than the absinthe frappe above, but its flavor is still pure and full.
It captures that strong minty kick you get from absinthe while remaining very refreshing.
24. Dr. Funk
In the mood for a tasty treat?
Dr. Funk is making its way onto your table.
Filled with sweet and salty goodness, this dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the bank.
You’ll love how easy it is to whip up these treats on the go.
24 Homemade Absinthe Cocktails
- Death In The Afternoon
- Fairy Godmother Absinthe
- Tequila Absinthe Sour
- Citrus & Absinthe Gin
- The Fairy & Leprechaun
- Corpse Reviver 2
- Garden Fairy
- Arsenic & Old Lace
- Stars & Stripes
- Green Fairy
- Absinthe Sour
- Green Beast
- Foaming Fairy
- Absinthe Frappe
- Corpse Reviver
- Absinthe Strawberry
- Vermouth & Absinthe Gin Martini
- Absinthe Honey Mojito
- Blueberry Smash
- Absinthe Frappe
- Dr. Funk
- Select your favorite recipe.
- Organize all the required ingredients.
- Prep a Homemade Absinthe Cocktails in 20 minutes or less!
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