Absinthe Frappé in a fancy glass with crushed ice and mint

Absinthe Frappé

Originally Posted On June 24, 2023 and Last Updated On

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The Top Absinthe Frappé Recipe!

The Absinthe Frappé has been a classic drink from New Orleans since 1874 and is a must-try for anyone looking for a refreshing and flavorful summer drink. It was a popular drink among the city’s elite and was often served at the famous Old Absinthe House. The drink became so popular that it was even mentioned in the song “Absinthe Frappé” by jazz musician Johnny Dodds.

Absinthe Frappé in a fancy glass with crushed ice and mint

Absinthe Frappé

Yield: 1 Drink
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

The Absinthe Frappé is a classic cocktail that is perfect for cooling down on a hot summer day. This refreshing drink is a great alternative to the traditional method of absinthe preparation with an
ice-water drip.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Grande Absente
  • 1⁄2 oz. Anisette
  • 4 oz. Soda Water or Seltzer
  • 8-10 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Crushed Ice

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, muddle 8-10 fresh mint leaves with 1/2 oz of simple syrup.
  2. Add 1 1/2 oz of absinthe and fill the mixing glass with ice.
  3. Shake well and strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice.
  4. Top with 2 oz of soda water and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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The Absinthe Frappé is a classic cocktail that is perfect for cooling down on a hot summer day. This refreshing drink is a great alternative to the traditional method of absinthe preparation with an ice-water drip.

The Absinthe Frappé is made with absinthe, simple syrup, fresh mint leaves, soda water, and crushed ice. The combination of black licorice and mint flavors combined with the absinthe is actually perfect and makes this drink unique.

Bar Tools:

  • Mixing Glass
  • Muddler
  • Shaker
  • Tall Glass

Ingredients:

  • Absinthe: Absinthe is a highly alcoholic spirit that is made from wormwood, anise, and fennel. It has a distinct licorice flavor and is known for its green color.
  • Simple Syrup: Simple syrup is a mixture of sugar and water that is used to sweeten cocktails.
  • Soda Water: Soda water is carbonated water that is often used in cocktails to add fizz and texture.
  • Mint Leaves: Mint leaves are used to add a fresh, herbaceous flavor to the cocktail.

Drink Type: Cocktail

Serving Size: 4 ounces plus lots of ice.

Amount of Alcohol: Approximately 2 ounces of alcohol.

Tips for Making This Recipe:

  • Use fresh mint leaves as it really makes a difference!
  • Use crushed ice in this, you can check out our list of recommended ice crushers here.
  • Adjust the amount of simple syrup to get your drink just right.

How to Make an Absinthe Frappé:

  1. In a mixing glass, muddle 8-10 fresh mint leaves with 1/2 oz of simple syrup.
  2. Add 1 1/2 oz of absinthe and fill the mixing glass with ice.
  3. Shake well and strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice.
  4. Top with 2 oz of soda water and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Glass and Garnish:

The Absinthe Frappé is traditionally served in a highball or tall glass filled with crushed ice and garnished with a sprig of fresh mint.

Similar Drinks with Similar Ingredients:

  1. Sazerac: A classic New Orleans cocktail made with absinthe, rye whiskey, sugar, and Peychaud’s bitters.
  2. Pernod Frappé: A variation of the Absinthe Frappé using Pernod (another anise-flavored liqueur) instead of Grande Absente

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