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Paddington

Absinthe Rum , Modern Classics

Named for the marmalade-loving bear, this drink gets a jolt of fruit flavor from orange preserves.

Captain’s Holiday

Absinthe , Modern Classics

An out-of-this-world mix of pineapple, lime and a trio of herbal liqueurs.

Grapefruit Sazerac

Absinthe Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Grapefruit adds a welcome citrus note to this New Orleans specialty.

Absinthe Frappe

Absinthe , Modern Classics

New to absinthe? This classic cocktail is for you.

Necromancer

Absinthe , Modern Classics

This absinthe tipple holds powerful magic.

Last Resort

Absinthe Brandy / Cognac , Modern Classics

Pear brandy and absinthe combine to make this a truly unique tipple.

Citius, Altius, Fortius

Absinthe Canadian Whisky Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Rekindle winter Olympic glory with this multinational cocktail.

Tough to Hear

Absinthe Liqueurs , Shots

Hollywood bartender Chris Hewes would serve this spicy absinthe-based shot to a movie star who didn't win an Oscar.

Death In The Afternoon

Absinthe , Classics

Champion drinker Ernest Hemingway claimed to have invented the Death in the Afternoon, a risky pairing of absinthe and Champagne, himself. His exact instructions suggested adding iced Champagne to a jigger of absinthe until it attained “the proper opalescent milkiness,” then proceeding to drink three to five of the cocktails in one sitting.

Lucid Frappe

Absinthe , Modern Classics

Expand your mind with this absinthe cocktail.

Maison Premiere Sazerac

Absinthe Rye Whiskey , Classics

Try this simple twist on the classic Sazerac recipe.

Absinthe Drip

Absinthe , Classics

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

Sazerac

Absinthe Rye Whiskey , Classics

One of America’s earliest cocktails, the Sazerac is a homegrown New Orleans specialty. Peychaud’s Bitters are a key element and were created by Antoine Peychaud, a French Quarter pharmacist, who invented the cocktail in the 1830s. The Sazerac was originally made with cognac, but an insect epidemic destroyed many French vineyards and resulted in the lasting switch to rye whiskey.

Basil Hayden’s Last Stand

Absinthe Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

Subtle hints of lemon and absinthe accentuate this bourbon cocktail.

Mint Muse

Absinthe , Modern Classics

Get inspired by absinthe, mint and pineapple juice.

Sans-Culottes

Absinthe , Punches

This fresh, summery punch could have cooled the flames of the French Revolution.

The Original Sazerac

Absinthe Brandy / Cognac , Classics

Before it called for rye whiskey, the New Orleans classic was made with cognac.

Green Beast

Absinthe , Punches

Make a big bowl of this refreshing absinthe and lime punch.

La Tour Eiffel

Absinthe Brandy / Cognac , Modern Classics

Cocktail expert Gary Regan imagines what the Sazerac would be like if invented in France instead of New Orleans.

Orange Poppy

Absinthe , Modern Classics

Try this fizzy absinthe drink.

The Sun Also Rises

Absinthe Liqueurs Rum , Modern Classics

Toast Papa Hemingway with this citrusy-and-complex rum concoction.

The Modern Cocktail

Absinthe Gin Scotch , Classics

This drink was the new, new thing—at the turn of the 20th century.

Paddington

Absinthe Rum , Modern Classics

Named for the marmalade-loving bear, this drink gets a jolt of fruit flavor from orange preserves.

Stars and Stripes

Absinthe Vodka , Modern Classics

A refreshing and fruity patriotic cocktail.

Green Deacon

Absinthe Gin , Modern Classics

Gin, grapefruit juice and absinthe make one tasty drink.

Brazilian Sangria

Absinthe Cachaça , Modern Classics

Take a trip south of the equator with this tasty Sangria.