Tag: Absinthe

Absinthe, knife-fighting, & ways to mix it

Absinthe: perhaps no other spirit has held quite the attraction for writers that this green spirit has had. It is the spirit of writers, artists and vagabonds; perhaps this is why it is seldom called for in a bar. Taken with iced water or over lots of crushed ice, however, there’s something very refreshing about absinthe. It’s a little old-fashioned. It’s not a taste that someone new to drinking is going to like. Hell, drunk in this manner, you need to be a grown-up to like it.

Troubled Absinthe

“As long as you didn’t have a nip or two of absinthe it was quite fine to drink five litres of wine a day, thank you very much.”

Poor Old Absinthe

Poor old absinthe, the much maligned and ostracised liqueur of the late 20th century

Absinthe Cocktails

Needing some inspiration for absinthe cocktails? Check out these concoctions from October’s Bartender magazine.

The New Pal

Who ever said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Well, this month’s How To proves the naysayers wrong by teaching an aged cocktail – The Old Pal to be precise – how to bust a move in the 21st Century.

CLASSIC: Morning Glory Fizz

Hopefully by now you’ve managed to get hold of David A. Embury’s The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks which was re-released last year. Last December, to celebrate its return we thought a little picker-upper, corpse reviver, eye opener, bracer or brain duster, like the Morning Glory Fizz, might just do the trick in blowing the cobwebs off this much lauded tome…