Absinthe Cocktails: 50 Ways to Mix with the Green Fairy
By the end of the 19th century, Absinthe proved a great leveler in class-conscious Europe. Once beloved by the aristocracy, it moved through society in step with other new freedoms of the day. Artists, laborers, butchers, bankers...and, astonishingly for the time, even genteel women...equally enjoyed the elaborate absinthe ritual in Parisian cafes.
The end of the 20th century brought to an end nearly 100 years of prohibition. As a result, today's new fin de siecle "in crowd" has begun to discover the delights of the absinthe drink once again.
Absinthe Cocktails: 50 Ways to Mix with the Green Fairy takes you by the hand and leads you into the dance with the Green Fairy. Close your eyes and let it seduce you in a Reverse Sazerac Sour, Promissory Note, La Lucha Sigue, or Absinthe and Old Lace.
Kate Simon is editor-at-large at Imbibe magazine and a former food editor at Seattle Weekly.
Hardcover | 112 pages | 36 color photographs | 6.5 x 8.2