Will Drinking Absinthe Make You Fat?

Goth rocker Marilyn Manson seems to think so
Jan 23, 2015 11:00 am

Think of it like George Foreman giving up grilling. Controversial goth rocker Marilyn Manson has reportedly split from his longtime muse: absinthe. The stated reason: "to help his figure." But does partaking of the so-called Green Fairy really threaten your waistline? Or is the health worry just a modern-day myth that only furthers the drink's dubious history? Let's ask an absinthe expert.

8 Essential French Spirits That Every Cocktail Fan Must Know

As seen in the Sazarac, Singapore Sling, Sidecar
Dec 11, 2014 2:00 pm

Known the world over for their prowess in winemaking, the French have been masters at making spirits and liqueurs for centuries. Some of classic mixology’s greatest cocktails wouldn’t even exist without the plethora of French spirits and liqueurs that were available to bartenders in the 19th century. Liquor pro Jeffrey Morgenthaler pours us a stiff dose of knowledge on Gallic booze and its many possibilities.

White Wine And Absinthe Share A Bed With Maison Premiere's Evergreen Cocktail

What a killer brunch drink recipe this is
Sep 18, 2014 3:30 pm

Though it was likely never intended as a brunch drink, the balance of a crisp, dry Muscadet with absinthe in Maison Premiere's Evergreen cocktail struck me as a great example of why it’s time for a new crop of sophisticated, eye-opening drinks to fill this tired genre.

5 Ways Craft Distillers Are Unearthing Old Recipes For The Good Of Mankind

Sweet, bitter and herbal elixirs...from the past
Apr 10, 2014 2:30 pm

If you have an old-timey palate, but a passion for local booze, keep an eye out for these sweet, bitter and herbal elixirs inspired by Old World recipes, but made right here in the U.S. of A.

Absinthe, Anyone? Try The Necromancer Cocktail Recipe

A spritely cocktail that tames absinthe's intensity
Mar 6, 2014 5:00 pm
Photo: Alice Gao

Absinthe has been enjoying a renaissance in the United States and abroad, ever since the ban was lifted several years ago. Now, there are plenty of reasons to sip this once medicinal spirit in bars or restaurants. Start with this cocktail, a play on the classic Corpse Reviver.

The Return Of Cocktail Of The Week: Le Rouge Supérieur Cocktail Recipe

A mulled wine drink with an absinthe kick
Jan 16, 2014 5:00 pm

Mulled wine is a simple drink, often comprised of red wine, spices and citrus — perfect for the winter months. Finding the typical recipe a bit monotonous, however, it seemed there was room to incorporate yet another treasure of European culture in this drink, absinthe. A cocktail recipe, after the jump.

In 28 Minutes You Will Learn How To Drink Absinthe While Avoiding Death

There's a lot to love about the Green Genie
Sep 16, 2013 2:00 pm

Once considered a novelty spirit, smuggled back from that post-college backpacking trip around Europe and brought out for late-night shots, absinthe now plays a fundamental role in the world of mixology. Only technically legal since July 17, 2007, absinthe is now produced in the U.S. and found on cocktail menus from Monterey to Massapequa. Here's a podcast devoted to the topic.

If Ernest Hemingway Had Been A Cupcake Man, This Would Be The Cupcake For Him

Check out this absinthe and champagne pastry
Aug 20, 2013 3:00 pm

We all know that Ernest Hemingway loved to drink. Inspired by the American author’s creation of Death in the Afternoon, a cocktail with Champagne and Absinthe, NYC’s Prohibition Bakery is selling a limited edition cupcake. The treat features champagne cake with champagne filling, absinthe frosting and a champagne cube on top with a touch of lemon. Read on.


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