Absinthe cocktails are the grown-up cousins to those amateur-yet-nostalgic jello shots you gave up a decade ago. Since the average absinthe alcohol is 90-150 proof, just rinsing/bathing the cocktail glass with it is enough to add a strong flavour of liquorice and serious intensity. Here’s one of our favourite recipes courtesy of mixologist DK at Le Meridien in Gurgaon.
50 ml lemon vodka;
10 ml creme de menthe;
10 ml lemon juice; 5 ml sugar syrup; 10 ml absinthe
Rinse the serving glass
with absinthe. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Add sugar syrup according to your taste.
Serve it chilled.