With ice water
Absinthe can be diluted to taste with ice water.
Instead of ice water, champagne can be used as the mixer (the slightly decadent option!). In Italy, Franciacorta or Prosecco are often used instead of champagne.
In Italy a measure of absinthe is poured into a glass of beer.
Pour 4 cl absinthe into a glass with an ice cube and admire the magnificent colour. Then top off with ice-cold RED BULL®.
Death in the Afternoon
Pour 4 cl absinthe in a champagne glass. Add a sugar cube soaked in Angostura bitters ® and fill with sparkling wine (inspired by Hemingway).
Shake 2 cl absinthe, 2 cl apple brandy and 2 cl orange bitters with ice, then strain into a traditional martini cocktail glass. Heat a large ring of orange peel over an open flame until the oil of orange is released, then allow the oil to drip into the glass. Garnish with a ring of orange peel for a great show!
The Green Fairy
Shake 3 cl absinthe, 3 cl water, the juice of a fresh lemon, 2 teaspoonfuls of egg white.