Absinthe is considered one of the most mysterious alcoholic beverages. Before it was consumed exclusively in the narrow circle of the elite, now everyone can try this drink with the unusual wormwood flavor. Pure strong absinthe has a bitter taste, so it is better to drink cocktails with absinthe, the taste is more soft and light. To prepare their homes will not be difficult.
Recommendations for the preparation of cocktails
The composition of absinthe, in addition to a strong alcoholic base, includes such ingredients as anise, wormwood, fennel. Clean drink is used in small quantities, not more than 30 ml. Traditionally, absinthe is mixed with sugar and cold clean water.
In our time, bitter spirits prefer to eat in the other beverages. There are three basic rules of making cocktails with the addition of absinthe at home:
- Due to the content of essential oils in the beverage, the beverage strength is felt immediately. You need to carefully monitor the amount of alcohol consumed, not to lose a sense of proportion. A condition of strong alcoholic intoxication from absinthe comes quickly.
- The components included in the composition of the neck, needs to mask the taste of absinthe. Otherwise, the taste of the cocktail will turn out too bitter.
- It is better to mix with wormwood tincture alcohol with a mild flavor: tequila, wine, Sambuca, liqueurs.
What can I add to homemade cocktails to the infusion:
- Different juices: pomegranate, Apple, citrus;
- Liqueurs: chocolate or berry;
- Cola, sprite, soda water;
- Some varieties of coffee: latte, espresso;
- Sweet ingredients: liquid honey, caramel;
- Cinnamon, mint;
- Sparkling wine;
- Alcoholic beverages: wine, Sambuca, tequila.
A cocktail glass can be anything, everything will depend on which recipe was selected. Cocktail with the addition of sparkling wine is better to pour into glasses of champagne, shots poured in a special small glasses, if the composition will include wine, choose wine glasses. Typically use large cocktail glasses.
Cocktail recipes with absinthe
In the pubs cocktails, prepared on the basis of absinthe, are in high demand. They are often ordered not only for the unusual taste. Professional bartenders like the real presentation with the artful blending of ingredients, spectacular presentation and a mandatory ignition of the drink. Independently at home such shows repeat very careful, because alcohol, which is part of the absinthe is highly flammable. Want to surprise your guests, simple enough to present cocktails that include absinthe with other ingredients.
- 50 ml of wormwood tincture;
- 20 ml berry syrup;
- 150 ml Apple juice;
- Ice cubes.
The preparation of the drink: in a glass cocktail glass pour the Apple juice and syrup, then add the absinthe. Stir in the ice cubes. To drink “Sweet contrast” we need to gulp, at first, will feel the bitterness of the bitters, which blends in with the sweetness of the syrup with sour Apple juice.
Cocktail with the telling title “the Burning” mix equal parts of wormwood tincture, cranberry schnapps, Blue Curacao liqueur, cream. For mixing ingredients, use a shaker Cup (with ice in it need not be added). Ready to drink pour into a cocktail glass and ignite. Drink through a cocktail straw, starting with the bottom layer.
One of the simplest cocktails with the wormwood liqueur called “absinthe Boom”. It will require only two ingredients:
- Absinthe – 50 ml;
- Sparkling wine (champagne) – 50 ml.
In a narrow glass goblet pour “Xenta Absenta” or any other kind of liqueur and champagne. Mix the drink with a light blow of the glass on a flat surface, after which it immediately in one gulp need to drink.
What is needed to prepare the drink:
- 20 ml of rum;
- 20 ml of vodka;
- 30 ml of Cola;
- 20 ml of wormwood tincture;
- ½ Tsp ground cinnamon;
- 30 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice.
How to prepare cocktail:
- Pour in a glass rum, vodka and absinthe.
- On the one hand a cocktail glass along the wall slowly pour Cola/Pepsi, on the other side of lemon juice.
- Carefully ignite the contents of the glass, and in that moment, stir in cinnamon. Serve with a cocktail straw.
Note! Shake with coke and alcohol is quite strong, so it is best to use in small quantities. No wonder he was called “Concussion”.
Try a soft alcoholic cocktail, which blends absinthe and Sambuca. Prepare 15 ml Sambuca, absinthe, Baileys, and 5 drops of pomegranate syrup (grenadine).
- Take a stack of shots on the bottom pour Sambuca.
- With the help of a bar spoon or the blade of the knife the next layer, pour the liqueur.
- Similarly, as the liquor, put another layer of wormwood tincture.
- In the middle of the stack drip grenadine. It is denser than the alcohol layers, whereby the pile will be a simulated explosion.
- Cocktail you need to drink in one gulp. You can burn the contents of the stack and SIP a drink through a cocktail straw.
Cocktail “Autumn sonnet” is prepared from the following components:
- Wormwood tincture – 30 ml;
- Martini Bianco 50 ml;
- Orange liqueur – 20 ml;
- Citrus juice;
- The crushed ice.
In a large wine glass add ice, pour in absinthe and vermouth. Fill to top of glass of citrus juice. The final touch is added orange liqueur.
Note! The drink will taste better if you mix equal proportions of orange, lemon and grapefruit juices.
The cocktail, which includes absinthe and gin, it’s called “Fire witch”. Recommended primarily to fans of unusual combinations and flavors.
- 20 ml of wormwood tincture;
- 10 ml gin;
- 10 ml of rum;
- 10 ml of coke/Pepsi;
- 5 ml of lemon juice;
- Pinch of ground cinnamon.
- Pour in a glass of brandy tincture.
- Mix gin, rum, coke, lemon juice.
- Take the cloth and punch it in two places with a tubule for a cocktail and place it in the napkin through.
- In a glass gently lay sideways balloon glass with absinthe. Ignite the brandy and hold the flame for 20-30 seconds.
- Burning gently pour the tincture into a glass with the other drinks, add a pinch of cinnamon, close tightly at the top so the flame extinguished.
- A cocktail place on a napkin with a tube through which you inhale the alcoholic vapours.
- Drink drink or cocktail in one gulp through the straw.
Note! The tissue can be excluded, but the effective filing better to do as portrayed beverage professional bartenders in clubs and restaurants.
Cocktail “Protoplasm” is based on tinctures with the addition of any citrus juice and ice cream.
- Absinthe – 50 ml;
- Citrus juice – 300 ml;
- Ice cream – 120 grams.
Preparation of “Protoplasm” is very simple: all the ingredients are whipped with a blender. The resulting drink is poured into large beer mugs.
The green fairy
For a drink you will need a very large number of ingredients, but the result will exceed all expectations. So, prepare the following:
- 15 ml rum, tequila, absinthe liqueur, vodka;
- 10 ml of Blue Curacao liqueur;
- 30 ml melon liqueur;
- 100 ml of energy;
- Lemon slice;
Begin to prepare the “Green fairy”:
- Cocktail glass completely filled with ice.
- Pour first the rum, then tequila, absinthe, vodka, two kinds of liqueur.
- Add an energy drink and stir with a bar spoon.
- Decorate edge of glass with lemon wedge.
The ingredients for a cocktail:
- 25 ml of wormwood tincture;
- 30 ml lemon juice;
- 20 grams of natural honey.
- In a small container squeeze lemon juice, add honey. Warm on a water bath.
- Warm the mixture pour into a cocktail glass, pour the tincture.
Note! Pour absinthe using the bar spoon to the contents of the glass turned, two-tone.
It is still widely believed that absinthe has hallucinogenic properties. It is not scientifically proven, but excessive and prolonged consumption of the drink can cause dementia, nerve seizures, development of a long depression. If you try the absinthe, combined with other ingredients in cocktails, you can enjoy an unusual combination of flavors. At home you will definitely surprise your guests if you offer them a cocktail wormwood tincture. And effective presentation will be the highlight of your party.