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|by Tara Dooley, Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle|
|12 February 2010|
Absinthe is a drink that takes its time. It's nearly impossible to knock one back.
There's the delivery: A sugar cube is placed on a delicately serrated spoon suspended over a cocktail glass. Absinthe is poured over the sugar into the glass. Then ice water slowly drips over the sugar and into the glass, turning the clear or green spirit to a cloudy white...
A Classic Cocktail
Add to iced tumbler, shake and strain into a cocktail glass:
juice of one lime
1/2 jigger Swan Gin
1/2 jigger French vermouth
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 dashes absinthe
The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, 1933