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Absinthe and Old Lace Cocktail Recipe

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Absinthe and Old Lace Cocktail
Lara Ferroni

Absinthe and Old Lace Cocktail

A premium crème de menthe like Marie Brizard's makes this Grasshopper spin-off sing. Bittermens' revolutionary Xocolatl Mole Bitters are worth seeking out. Created by Jackson Cannon of Eastern Standard in Boston.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 ounce dry gin
  • ½ ounce absinthe verte
  • ½ ounce green crème de menthe
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce half-and-half/half cream
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 dash Bittermens' Xocolatl Mole Bitters or shaved bittersweet chocolate


Fill a stemmed glass with ice and let sit to chill. 

In a shaker, combine the ingredients and shake without ice to blend. Add ice and shake until chilled.

Discard the ice from the stemmed glass, shaking out excess water. Strain the contents of the shaker into the chilled glass. Top with bitters.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.