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Absinthe Suissesse

Dry shake all ingredients.  Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Category Egg Nog
Tags 1880-1919 (Golden Age), Hair of the Dog, Morning Drink, New Orleans
Proof 30.2
Strength 2.3 standard drinks
Glass Highball Glass
Temp Cold

In New Orleans, the Absinthe Suissesse is a classic morning drink served especially during brunch.  Fortunately it is a good drink to start the day for other reasons.  The soft texture is easy to approach when you are in the fog of a New Orleans hangover.  And the herbal profile of the absinthe will help soothe your stomach that might be twisted in knots from a case of the One Mores at 3 am.

The name refers to a Swiss woman, probably a reference to the main ingredient which is produced in Switzerland among other places.

Creme de Cacao is sometimes found in this drink.  I omit it because I like the absinthe profile to be undisturbed by any cacao.  If you feel the need, try a teaspoon of Creme de Cacao.

Ingredient Profile

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