These are some of the most relevant scientific documents relating to the study of absinthe. They range from the earliest papers written by absinthe's polemicists, such as Dr. Valentin Magnan, right up to the modern work of Dr. Dirk Lachenmeier and others.

It should be noted that some of the older papers contain mistaken calculations and erroneous conclusions, sometimes based on the findings of still earlier erroneous work. Most of these errors have been detailed and documented in the later pieces.

A Classic Cocktail

Sazerac (Waldorf-Astoria)

Add to iced tumbler, shake and strain into a cocktail glass:
 
2 dashes of Peychaud Bitters
1 dash absinthe
1 dash Italian vermouth
1 jigger bourbon or Scotch

 

The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, 1933

 

Ed. note: The recipe given in The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book differs from both the original and traditional New Orleans recipes.  The former calls for cognac,  Peychaud's Bitters and sugar.   The latter calls for rye whiskey in place of the cognac, a rinse of absinthe, Peychaud's Bitters and sugar. ~ Hiram

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Absinthe Tasting Journal

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The WS Absinthe Tasting Journal

With room for over 200 tastings, provides novices and experts with a primer in absinthe history and facts, as well as instructions on how to conduct scorings and blind tastings.

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