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Absinthe cocktail – All time Top 5

Updated on August 4, 2012

Tribute to absinthe

Scotty didn’t know and neither did I when halfway into the movie the bartender places a fluorescent green bottle on the table. What was this drink? My fascination and curiosity with Absinthe started with ‘Euro trip (2004) ’. The color of the drink and the effect that Absinthe has on the three guys in the movie was so intriguing, that I felt curious to try it out and scared to do it at the same time.

In bursts I had opportunities to try it out in new forms and colors. Some were pleasant experiences, some were disappointing and some even Scotty doesn't know. As a tribute to this wonderful drink I am listing down my personal top 5 favorite cocktails made from Absinthe. Before I scribble further about Absinthe, I think it is a good time to issue the warning. The following text might be very dangerous to you if you are underage or if you are in the habit of skipping some portions when reading. These drinks are very potent and very tasty. Weigh your options. Drinking can be injurious to your body and it can put you in places or with people you might regret later.

Apparatus required

  • Cocktail shaker – Any standard metal one would do.
  • Strainer – Unwanted materials are prevented from getting poured into the glass.
  • Glasses – Common, you need glasses of course.
  • An empty pint bottle – For the brave hearts.

1) The deadly Firelighter - Ingredients

  • 1 measure Iced Absinthe
  • 1 measure Iced Lime cordial
  • Cracked cubes of ice


  • Vigorously shake the lime cordial and absinthe with cracked ice until it is well frosted.
  • Take an iced shot glass and strain the contents into it.
  • Look into the mirror, say that you are sorry and drink it.

2) Absinthe Sweet shark - Ingredients

  • 3 measures of absinthe
  • 1 measure of sugar syrup
  • 2-3 measures of soda
  • Cracked cubes of ice


  • Vigorously shake the sugar syrup, absinthe, soda and cracked ice for 1-2 minutes.
  • Take an iced shot glass and strain the contents into it.
  • Send a message to your emergency contact number to come pick you up.
  • Drink the stuff.

3) A sparkling death - Ingredients

  • 3 measures of absinthe
  • 3/4 measure of ice cold sparkling wine


  • Gently pour the sparkling wine over absinthe till the concoction gets a bit milky and settle on top of the liquid.
  • Call the girl/boy who friend zoned you during your college days.
  • Finally tell the girl/boy your true feelings.
  • Drink it

4) I hate my life - Ingredients

  • 1 measures of absinthe
  • 1 measure of tequila
  • 1 measure of sambuca
  • 1 measure water/soda


  • Mix all of the above and stir the ingredients well.
  • Write a will.
  • Gulp it.

5) See you in the hospital - Ingredients

  • 11 measures of absinthe
  • 7 measures of lime cordial


  • Mix all of the above well and put the concoction in an empty pint bottle.
  • Don’t let anyone come near your drink unless they are your enemy.
  • Ponder about life and the things you could do if you lived another day.
  • Scream loudly “ why god why “?
  • Drink the damn thing down.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I'm sure! LOL I have a friend from Paris who claims absinthe will cure the H1N1. So you're in the clear!

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      Abhijit Aswath 5 years ago from India

      :)Just wanted to get a zing to already great drinks. For the larger benefit I should also specify that all the cocktails have been tried and tested. They are of very reliable quality. I am very glad that you liked it vespawoolf :)

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Interesting and hilarious!

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      manishnath 5 years ago

      delhi mei kaha milegi ye bata ab