Wet Bar Wednesday – Absinthe Flip

So I have this bottle of absinthe sitting here that I bought to make Sazeracs.  And since it’s only used as a rinse (or in my case, an atomizer spray), I don’t use very much of it up, and I’d like to find other uses for it.  I could do the traditional serving method for absinthe with water and sugar, but I was in the mood for something a bit more interesting.  Enter the absinthe flip.

  • 1 oz absinthe
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 egg (raw)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar

Put all the ingredients in a shaker with some ice and shake the heck out of it.  If you don’t shake it enough, the egg won’t mix thoroughly and will come out clumpy and rather unappealing.  If you’ve shaken it enough, it should be a very smooth, creamy consistency.

I was surprised at the strangely tropical flavor this has, almost as though it had pineapple juice in it (my wife’s description).  Whatever the reason, it’s a tasty, creamy drink and a departure from the ordinary.  Plus, another excuse to stock absinthe.  Enjoy!


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