Absente Gentle Revolution: Well, yes. Absinthe is perfect for an autumn cocktail. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out. There is a ritual involved that involves buying a separate set of absinthe glasses and spoons, some of which can be quite elaborate, and the process involves placing a sugar cube in the slotted spoon and slowly, drop by drop, pouring water of it into the absinthe held in the glass below. From The Vivant’s Top Ten: Fall Cocktail Roundup, and directly from the South of France, here is a wonderful way to try out Absinthe.
Absente, refined absinthe made in the South of France, uses traditional ingredients, including wormwood and other botanicals that give the absinthe its special flavor and aromatic character. And yes, I do want to go to the South of France, but until that time, a bottle of Absente will do quite nicely.
Use it in the traditional manner, or mix up this wonderful absinthe cocktail:
- 5 oz Absente
- 5 oz mezcal
- 5 oz Becherovka
- 25 oz simple syrup
- 75 oz lemon juice
- 3 dashes orange flower water
Shake ingredients with ice. Strain and serve over pebble ice with a cherry.
Dan Blacharski is editor-in-chief of TheVivant.com.