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Bohemian-Style Absinthe Cocktail

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Pour absinthe over a sugar cube into a glass and then light the 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."
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5 m servings 79
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 cocktail)


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  1. Place sugar cube on an absinthe spoon or in small strainer set over a glass. Pour absinthe over sugar cube into the glass.
  2. Light the sugar cube on fire and allow sugar to caramelize for 10 to 15 seconds. Slowly pour water over sugar cube until it dissolves and the drink begins to turn opaque. Stir to combine.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 79 calories; 0.1 11.2 0 0 5 Full nutrition

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My husband and I tried absinthe for the first time this way, and fell in love! If it's your first time experiencing absinthe, try it this way first! Lots of fun too!