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Absinthe Cocktail

Absinthe Cocktail

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Ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces absinthe
1/2 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Lemon peel


In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the absinthe, simple syrup and bitters. Cover and shake until cold, then strain the drink into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon peel, twisted. Serve.


Per serving: 115 calories (percentage of calories from fat, 0), no protein, 4 grams carbohydrates, no fiber, no fat, no cholesterol, 1 milligram sodium.

About the recipe

For many years, sale of absinthe was banned in the United States. But in 2007 it was reintroduced to the American market after rigorous testing proved the liquor, which is made with wormwood, does not on its own present a health risk or cause felonious behavior.

This recipes is adapted from Crosby Gaige's "The Standard Cocktail Guide: A Manual of Mixed Drinks Written for the American Host."