Bohemian-Style Absinthe Cocktail


To prepare this cocktail, pour absinthe over a sugar cube into a glass and then light cube on fire to caramelize the sugar before dissolving it into the glass. It's a favorite cocktail at the Old Absinthe House in New Orleans.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 sugar cube

  • 2 fluid ounces absinthe

  • 4 fluid ounces cold water, or to taste


  1. Place sugar cube on an absinthe spoon or in a small strainer set over a glass. Pour absinthe over sugar cube into the glass.

  2. Light sugar cube on fire and allow sugar to caramelize for 10 to 15 seconds. Slowly pour water over sugar cube until it dissolves and drink begins to turn opaque. Stir to combine.

    close up vie of a blue Bohemian-Style Absinthe Cocktail in a martini glass
    Jaana Smith Bauman

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

79 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Potassium 4mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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