Absinthe and Bitters

Absinthe and Bitters

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absinthe and bittersYou may have heard about the hallucinogenic absinthe of the Van Gogh era, often called the "green fairy" because it supposedly made people see things that weren't actually there.

Because of its mind-altering effects, this spirit of lore was banned in the early 1900s worldwide. Absinthe has, however, reincarnated itself as a new and highly sought spirit in the cocktail world. It no longer contains the ingredient that made people hallucinate and has become a premium alcohol in the current cocktail craze.


  • 1 1/2-ounces absinthe
  • 1 1/2-ounces water
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Angostura Bitters
  • 1 teaspoon orange bitters
  • Orange slice to garnish


  1. Combine absinthe, water, simple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an absinthe glass. Garnish with the orange slice.


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