We’ve listed 5 easy absinthe drinks to create for green fairy newcomers and hardcore enthusiasts alike. Because of absinthe’s strong taste, the cocktails don’t often need many other ingredients to accompany it. Find out what amazing drinks you can make to impress your friends!

1. Corpse Reviver #2

This prohibition cocktail comes in many variations but this is said to be the best one. Initially created as a hangover cure, the Corpse Reviver #2 is a gin cocktail packed with flavour. It is delicious, refreshing and definitely wakes you up. With its assortment of gin, orange liqueur and lemon juice, this drink blends a number of flavours together to create this perfect cocktail.


2cl of gin
2cl of Cointreau
2cl of Lillet Blanc
2cl of fresh lemon juice
2cl of Absinthe

2. Absinthe Frappe

This is a cocktail that you may not have heard of but it’s a delicious one nonetheless. When absinthe was popular in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, this was the go-to cocktail. Instead of coffee based frappes, this was what everyone wanted. The Absinthe Frappe merges a group of flavours together so that it becomes a cool, refreshing and minty drink. Due to its short and simple list of ingredients, this drink is very easy to create at home.


4cl of Absinthe
1.5cl of simple syrup
6cl of soda water
6 mint leaves

3. Sazerac

The Sazerac comes from New Orleans and has been around since the early 1800’s. It is a great cocktail for those who enjoy their whiskey blended with sweetness and notes of anise.


Begin by swirling a wash of absinthe in the glass
3 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
6cl of cognac or rye
1.5cl of sugar syrup

Garnish with lemon zest

4. Death in the Afternoon

This cocktail has a spectacular name and is a reference to Ernest Hemingway’s novel for a very good reason. This absinthe and champagne cocktail is said to be his own creation, a combination that may seem odd at first but mixes to become a beautiful lime apple colour. Due to absinthe’s strength, it’s best not to have too much of this drink in one sitting.


4cl of absinthe
Top with champagne

5. Chrysanthemum

This may sound like a strange blend of alcohol but surprisingly, the Chrysanthemum works very well and the flavours don’t clash at all. With vermouth as the main component, it blends well with the sweetness of Benedictine and absinthe’s floral flavour which in turn creates a sophisticated and complex drink. If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, don’t add much of the Benedictine.


6cl of dry vermouth
1.75cl of Benedictine
3 dashes of absinthe

Garnish with orange twist