Historic Documents on Absinthe

Newspaper, 1861. The Absinthe Ogre

  Daily Evening Bulletin, (San Francisco, CA) Saturday, June 01, 1861; Issue 48; col A


Newspaper, 1860. Warnings of effects of absinthe abuse

Daily Evening Bulletin, (San Francisco, CA) Friday, May 04, 1860; Issue 23; col B


A Classic Cocktail

Nineteen-Twenty Cocktail

1 teaspoonful groseille syrup*
1/6 Pernod Kirsch
1/6 Crystal Gin
2/3 French vermouth
1 dash absinthe

Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass.

*A red currant syrup, similar to the pomegranate syrup, grenadine.

Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930