COCKTAILS

Absinthe (Special) Cocktail

2/3 absinthe
1/6 gin
1/6 syrup of anisette or gomme syrup*
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash Angostura Bitters
 
Shake thoroughly, and strain into cocktail glass.
 
Syrop Gomme, or simple syrup. 
 
Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930

Absinthe Cocktail

Add to iced tumbler, stir and strain into a cocktail glass: 
 
2 dashes of gin
2/3 absinthe
1/3 water
 

The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, 1933

Absinthe Cocktail

Mix in large bar glass:
 
1 pony absinthe
1 dash anisette
1 dash bitters
4 dashes gum*
1 wineglass water
Glass fine ice
 
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
 
* Syrop Gomme, or simple syrup. 
 
Mixed Drinks and How To Make Them
The Bishop and Babcock Co., 1900.

Absinthe Cocktail (1888)

Fill with ice.

Add:
1 bar spoons gomme syrup*
1 dash Boker's bitters
1 dash anisette
1 oz water or seltzer
3 oz absinthe

Shake. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. Serve.

* Syrop Gomme, or simple syrup. 

New & Improved Illustrated Bartender's Manual, 1888

Absinthe Frappé

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2/3 Absinthe
1/6 Syrup of Anisette
Double quantity of water

Shake up long enough until the outside of the shaker is thoroughly covered with ice. Strain into a small tumbler.

Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930

Absinthe Phosphate

2 dashes acid phosphate
1 1/2 oz absinthe
1 oz sweet vermouth, to taste

Build in a shaved ice-filled glass.

The Gentleman's Companion, 1946

Absinthe, American Style

Mix in large bar glass:
 
1 pony absinthe
2 wineglasses water
4 dashes gum* 
glass fine ice
 
Shake until outside is covered with frost, then strain into sour glass.
 

Syrop Gomme, or simple syrup. 

Mixed Drinks and How To Make Them
The Bishop and Babcock Co., 1900.

 

  

 

Absinthe, Italian Style

ImageMix in large bar glass:

3 lumps ice
1 pony absinthe
1 pony anisette
3 dashes Maraschino
 

Fill with ice water, stir slowly and serve in thin glass.

Mixed Drinks and How To Make Them
The Bishop and Babcock Co., 1900.

Absinthe, Baltimore Style

Mix in large bar glass:

1 pony absinthe
2 ponies water
4 dashes gum* 

Fill large cocktail glass to the brim with shaved ice, fill with above, dash cherry cordial on top and serve.

* Syrop Gomme, or simple syrup. 

Mixed Drinks and How To Make Them
The Bishop and Babcock Co., 1900.

 

 

Absinthe, French Style

Add into large bar glass:

1 wineglass absinthe
4 dashes gum*
 

Fill dripper with ice water and allow the water to drip slowly into the bar glass until full.

* Syrop Gomme, or simple syrup.

Mixed Drinks and How To Make Them
The Bishop and Babcock Co., 1900.

 

A Classic Cocktail

Fourth Degree (Waldorf-Astoria)

Add to iced tumbler, shake and strain into a cocktail glass:

1/3 Italian vermouth
2/3 Plymouth Gin
1 dash of absinthe

The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book

 

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Absinthe Tasting Journal

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The WS Absinthe Tasting Journal

With room for over 200 tastings, provides novices and experts with a primer in absinthe history and facts, as well as instructions on how to conduct scorings and blind tastings.

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