Invented by bartender Doug Petry of Rye in Louisville, Kentucky, this cocktail truly stretches the boundaries of its namesake. While it presents a soft color palette (reddish Peychaud’s bitters floated atop milky white absinthe), the Absinthe Old-Fashioned packs a punch. If you didn’t already have enough reasons to make a pilgrimage to Kentucky and explore its cocktail scene, this one alone is worth the trip.
|1.5 oz Kübler absinthe|
|1 oz simple syrup|
|.5 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur|
|3-4 dashes Peychaud's bitters|
Preparation: How to make an Absinthe Old-Fashioned
- Combine all the ingredients (except the Peychaud's bitters) in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
- Strain into an Old-Fashioned glass over a large chunk of ice.
- Float the Peychaud's bitters on top.