Absinthe

How To : Mix a flaming absinthe Sazerac

The Sazerac is the oldest cocktail we know of and is in fact that first contail ever made. Invented in the mid 1800s, a Sazerac requires you to light up a sugar cube for show. The Sazerac is a drink that must be practiced, tested, tasted, and practiced again. Like a good mart ...more

How To : Make an Absinthe home brew recipe

Learn how to make absinthe in the comfort of your own home in this free home brew video series from our professional bartender and home brewer. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make an Absinthe home brew recipe. Make an Absinthe home brew recipe - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch thi ...more

How To : Make absinthe

A professional kit to make your own Absinthe. The absinthe will have the same taste as the original drink from the 19th and early 20th century.

How To : Mix a mint infused absinthe mojito

Cosmos and martinis are forever excellent go-to cocktails when you're out sipping at the bar, but sometimes it's nice to spice things up and try something a little more...stimulating. Watch this video to learn how to mix an absinthe mojito. The Mojito was invented in Cuba in ...more

How To : Mix an absinthe curacao frappe cocktail

This video explain the mixture of absinthe curacao frappe cocktail. The word "absinthe" comes from the ancient greek word "Absinthion" which means undrinkable. To mix this cocktail, the ingredients you need are: Lemon juice - 1 tsp Orange - 1 slice Orange juice - 2 tsp Triple ...more

How To : Make absinthe caviar with Dave Herlong

Absinthe and caviar have extremely strong, distinctive flavors that many folks can't handle easily on their own, but adrenaline rush connoisseurs will get a kick out of the recipe presented in this video. Combining absinthe with caviar, you'll make a distinctive tasting caviar ...more

How To : Do the Czech absinthe huffing ritual with fire

This is an impressive bar trick to do, but since it involves fire and huffing you should not attempt it if you're a lightweight or new to absinthe. Paul Nathan demonstrates the Czech Huffing Ritual. Most absinthe enthusiasts shun any serving method involving fire, this one in ...more

How To : Pour Absinthe in the Czech style using fire

If you're a true liqueur conoisseur you know that the way you pour and mix a drink is just as important as the quality of the liqueurs that compose the drink. In this video, Paul Nathan shows us how to pour a traditional Czech style absinthe. Most absinthe enthusiasts frown ...more

How To : Serve absinthe in the historically accurate way

Few liquors have as romantic a past as the mysterious absinthe. This video shows you the history of this drink (somtimes called the Green Fairy), and then how to prepare (or louche) the drink properly. Remember to use ice cold water, and only set it on fire if you're using lau ...more

How To : Prepare absinthe

Check out Esquire Magazine's feature "Ask a Beautiful Woman" to learn how to prepare exotic concoction absinthe. Famed absinthe sippers include Ernest Hemingway and Oscar Wilde. Get in on the magic of the green fairy. Model and bar owner Angela shows Annabella how to prepare ...more

How To : Make a smooth Sazerac cocktail with absinthe

Looking for other ways to enjoy absinthe? Try this delicious, smooth cocktail - the Sazerac. You will need: 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 ounce water, 6 dashes absinthe, 2 ounces rye whiskey, 1/4 - 1/2 ounce Herbsaint and a strip of lemon peel for garnish. Make a smooth Sazerac cock ...more

How To : Mix Absinthe

Learn how to prepare absinthe, the classic drink of Van Gogh and many other depressed French painters! This video features a great and simple how to mix absinthe along with a cool soundtrack--it's sure to get you seeing the Green Fairie in no time! Absinthe has never been so s ...more

How To : Pour absinthe in the French manner

The French are very particular about food presentation and preparation to achieve the best flavor, so it only makes sense that they have a specialized way of pouring absinthe into a glass. Watch this absinthe video in which Paul Nathan shows us how to pour a traditional Frenc ...more

How To : Mix a sweet and sour absinthe frappe cocktail

Absinthe is a legendary drink prized by artists, writers, and intellectuals for their "magical" ability to stimulate the imagination (ie. to make people hallucinate) and spawn artistic endeavor. Learn how to mix up an absinthe frappe by watching this video. Sours or frappes ...more

Real Brain Food : What Geniuses Actually Eat, Part 1

It's common knowledge that certain foods foster brain development, health, and memory. Fish almost always makes the list, as do any foods that are loaded with antioxidants like blueberries, nuts, whole grains, green tea, and dark chocolate. Spices like turmeric are being studi ...more

HowTo : The Ticking Ice Bomb Trick

Cocktails and spirits writer Camper English likes playing with ice. His latest experiment is a ticking ice bomb (re: an ice cube filled with food coloring that slowly turns your beverage black as it melts). Camper's brief explanation is enough to get you started: "The first ...more

How To : Rinse a cocktail glass with liquor

A traditional Sazerac calls for a rinse of absinthe. You can also apply your rinsing skills to other cocktails, says this CHOW contributor. Watch this bartending video to learn how to rinse a cocktail glass with liquor.

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