Issue No. 119 —

Grande Absente Video

Crillon Importers hired me to create an original cocktail featuring their absinthe, Grande Absente. Grande Absente is an absinthe that’s hand crafted in Provence, France just as it was in 1860. That means it has a full measure of wormwood and is 138 proof.

I filmed this video at the one and only Annabel Lee Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland. Annabel Lee Tavern celebrates the memory of Edgar Allen Poe and is truly a sensory step into a bygone era. There was no better pairing.

After the Gold Rush

  • 2 oz cognac
  • 1/4 oz Grande Absente
  • 1/2 oz Orange Colombo
  • 1/2 oz apricot liqueur
  • 2 dashes of Post Prohibition Aromatic Bitters
  • Garnish with an orange peel

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