These are mostly the products that took over where absinthe left off, after the ban.  Pastis is an absinthe-like anise spirit that was essentially created to fill the gap left by absinthe.  There are also a number of intentional absinthe substitutes which are available in places where absinthe is difficult to obtain.


A Classic Cocktail

Morning Glory No. II

1 1/2 oz rye whiskey or bourbon whiskey
2 bar spoons gomme syrup
2 bar spoons Curaçao
1 1/2 oz cognac
1 bar spoons orange bitters or Angostura bitters
2 bar spoons absinthe or Pernod

Stir with ice. Strain into a rocks glass. Top with 1/4 oz club soda. Garnish with a lemon twist.

The Gentleman's Companion, 1946