My New Cocktail That I Made

1 part absinthe

1 part rye

1 part strong ginger beer

1 dash angosutra bitters


Drink responsibly.

  • Jon Metz 7y

    did the earth move? or the walls?
  • Stewart Butterfield PRO 7y

    It did. Thank god it stopped.
  • Richard Hemmer PRO 7y

    Ha, that sounds delicious. I'd probably have doubled the absinthe part though.
  • headlessness 7y

    Why don't more people drink ginger beer? And why do the people that do drink it not drink it more often?
  • Richard Moross PRO 7y

    That's what I call a tall glass.
  • user-no-l,k 7y

    enjoy :)
    w absinthe!
  • judith PRO 7y

    look at you drinking without me. ahem.
  • Paul Lloyd PRO 7y

  • Bringo PRO 7y

    my ginger beer/ale drink is a bit less sophisticated.

    - a bunch of ice
    - many parts of brown rum
    - ginger beer to top it off
    - lime

  • Leanne Waldal 7y

    it'd taste better with st george absinthe verte -- which is also spectacularly affecting mixed with genever-style gin, angostura bitters and a smidgen of sugar and lemon.
  • Stewart Butterfield PRO 7y

    OK lw - do you know where to get some in SF? (Also, know where to get Peychaud's bitters in SF?) If so, I'll bring some to you, judith ;)
  • maurahalloran 7y

    is it safe to put so much awesome in one drink?? does it need an FDA warning? i have a friend who insists that bitters = no hangover. would you concur?
  • judith PRO 7y

    i'm pretty sure you can get both st george & peychaud's around the corner from my house at the fancy fancy liquor store.
  • Stewart Butterfield PRO 7y

    JZ, you live in the Sazerac neighborhood??
  • Chris Heathcote PRO 7y

    I found it a bit absinthey - couldn't really taste the whiskey. I'd do it 1/2/2 or even 1/3/2...

    (and, real absinthe louches, so it's not the nice clear drink in the pic :) )
  • Stewart Butterfield PRO 7y

    I'll try that Chris, though I like the kick of this. The absinthe is called Hill's is 140 proof (not sure what the traditional is) and is more aqua than green. It does cloud a little (nicely) when you pour it, but it clears fairly quickly when mixed.
  • Stewart Butterfield PRO 7y

    And Maura: I only had one each time (50ml of each alcohol, so it is the equivalent of about 5oz of 80 proof liquor). Definitely all I needed, but not enough to actually get hung over. So no comment yet!
  • judith PRO 7y

    Yup, both Peychaud's and blood orange bitters in my excellent local store.
  • adam mcgreggor PRO 7y

    that sounds rather yummy
  • ǝןɐǝq ˙ʍ ʍǝɥʇʇɐɯ PRO 6y

    Intriguing (idea, & cool shot). Angosutra bitters, eh? I just recently tried my first Absinthe, and am still just amazed with simple ice water and the lovely louche. But I look forward to trying something like this. Prost! ^_^
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