Absinthe Cocktail Recipes

Dark Kabaret, Edwardian Ball, Midway SF, and more!

Hello from Absinthia’s Bottled Spirits, where it is always L’Heure Verte!

This week, I have several really cool events to share with you. In addition to spending as much time as possible bar hopping – where I come home sober and exhausted but with more places for you to pick up a bottle or enjoy a glass of ABSINTHIA Organic Absinthe – I have been focused on sponsoring events in the San Francisco Bay Area, such as Luminary at Midway SFDark Kabaret at the Great Star Theater, and The Edwardian Ball at the Regency Ballroom. Details below!

New clients in San Francisco include Slanted Door, Bar Agricole, PlumpJack Wine & Spirits, Bergerac, Padrecito, San Francisco Wine Trading Company, Bull Valley Roadhouse in Port Costa, and Valette in Healdsburg.

Note, too, that I have relaunched Absinthe Cocktail Thursdays on Facebook and Twitter! Recipes are being pulled from my extensive collection of over 80 cocktails that include absinthe by using a really cool tool that allows you to sort the recipes by alcohol base. The New Black is a delicious combination of absinthe, rye whiskey, and amaro. You can find the recipe below.

Got a great cocktail using ABSINTHIA Absinthe Blanche? Please send it in, and I will post it!


Dark Kabaret
Great Star Theater, San Francisco
November 17, 18, 24, 25

“One thing that I am super excited about is our new sponsor, Absinthia. Absinthia is the first absinthe I ever tasted. About twenty years ago Scott Levkoff invited me to an absinthe party in a private home.  The only absinthe they had was made by a lady who went by Absinthia.  I loved the taste and the lore and the vibe. That is what sparked my interest in absinthe that later led to the absinthe parties, the only absinthe bust in US history, a website, and a book deal. Absinthia truly changed my life. She recently started producing absinthe in the US legally for the first time.  Her first product is a Swiss Style Blanche, and it’s honestly one of the top five brands I have ever tasted. It’s light but complex, floral but not cloying. She did an amazing job, and I am super stoked to have her as our sponsor.  For you, this means that we will be serving absinthe cocktails and folks who get a VIP table will get an Absinthia flask filled with absinthe along with a bottle of Brut to serve Death in the Afternoons at your table. Absinthia is new so it’s not easy to find, the only bottle shops that carry it are in Oakland and Berkeley – Ledgers, Eddie’s, Alchemy. Or in San Francisco at The Great Star Theater during our show.” Host Paul Nathan of HBO, MTV, and Star Trek Voyager.
Get your tickets to Dark Kabaret today!

Edwardian Ball

Regency Ballroom
January 26, 27

The Edwardian Ball is presented by co-hosts Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society. Ballroom dancing leads way to stunning performances both on and offstage in a collage of fashion, theatre, music, circus performance, and dance…peruse the haunted grounds of the 1909 Masonic ballroom. Shop and delight in the artisan crafts of our famous Vendor Bazaar. Capture a moment of history in our Portrait Booth. Sip a locally-distilled absinthe cocktail, and dance the night away. Lose yourself in our Museum of Wonders located in the opulent Regency Lodge, our “Edwardian Odditorium” full of curiosities, natural wonders, sideshow performances, fortune telling, tarot reading, live painting, and many more surprises waiting in the gilded wings. Each year, The Edwardian Ball also presents a featured Edward Gorey tale in an original stage performance.
Get your tickets to The Edwardian Ball today!


Luminary(Expanded) art.tech.music
Midway SF
November 4

Luminary, truly a sensorial feast, featuring exhibits and performances at the intersection of art, music & technology. Stop in Absinthia’s room for an absinthe tasting and cross the hall to pair it with a macaroon.
Luminary is presented by Future Fires

Thank you all for your support. It means the world to me.

CGF Chief Green Faery

The New Black

1/4 ounce ABSINTHIA Organic Absinthe Blanche
2 ounces rye whiskey
1/2 ounce amaro
Dash orange or Angostura bitters
1 1-inch-wide strip lemon zest

Place absinthe in a chilled old-fashioned glass and swirl to coat glass. Combine rye, amaro, bitters, and 1/2 cup ice in a mixing glass or a cocktail shaker; stir until outside of shaker is frosty, about 1 minute. Strain into prepared glass. Squeeze lemon zest over drink to release oils and add to glass.

Cheers! ?