Two Absinthe Cocktail Recipes That Are Sure to Get the Creative Juices Flowing

Two Absinthe Cocktail Recipes That Are Sure to Get the Creative Juices Flowing

Back in January, I went to Nashville to visit my friend Sarah and while we were there we hit up a swanky, hidden little absinthe bar called Green Hour in Germantown. During the day, it’s a chocolate bar and at night it transforms into an absinthe bar. If you’re in Nashville, this place is for sure worth checking out. The bartender/owner is a master mixologist.

This was and remains the only time someone has made me a cocktail with absinthe that I actually enjoyed! And since tomorrow is National Absinthe Day (March 5th), I thought I would share a modified recipe of the one I tried in Nashville. I say modified because his version had a lot of bitters and aromas and while those def MADE the drink, I’m not that fancy at home. I like to keep things as simple as possible in the kitchen!

Btw, absinthe does NOT make you hallucinate…at least not the kind that you buy at Binny’s and is made commercially. So don’t worry, trying it will not make you loopy like the movies make it seem. However, it does have a really high alcohol content so be careful with how many you consume.

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Absinthe Isn’t For Me, But This One Is Recipe

  • .5 ounce absinthe
  • .5 ounce vodka
  • .5 ounce Sauvignon Blanc (but I also added a dash on top – a floater if you will)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (you can infuse this if you want with a flavor!)
  • Finely chopped parsley
  • For garnishing, I added parsley sprigs to mine
  1. First, we will make our simple syrup. In a saucepan over medium heat, dissolve sugar in the water. Stir and cook until it begins to bubble. Remove from heat and allow to come to room temperature. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  2. Juice a lemon into a measuring cup. Set aside.
  3. Get out a cocktail shaker OR use two Solo Cups as a cocktail shaker. Fill up the shaker halfway with ice.
  4. Mix all the ingredients including the lemon juice in a cocktail shaker/Solo Cups and shake until all mixed.
  5. Pour into your Solo Cup of choice – mine were Solo Clear Eco-Forward Plastic Cups and garnish with parsley! Like I said above, I also added a floater of Sauvignon Blanc on top because I love me some wine.

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Corpse Reviver Recipe 

This recipe was found on the Wattlebird Blog and I just edited it a little for my taste!

  • .75 oz gin
  • .75 oz Verjus (mine was from Dablon Vineyards)
  • .75 oz triple sec
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • .25 oz absinthe
  1. In a cocktail shaker, or a Solo Cup, fill halfway with ice.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake it like a salt shaker baby!
  3. Add to your Solo Cup of choice.

Travel Essentials: Travel Hacks with Solo Cup

Travel Essentials: Travel Hacks with Solo Cup

As you have probably noticed, I travel a good amount for work (and sometimes pleasure). Besides giving you some of my favorite packing tips and travel guides, I thought I’d also give you some travel hacks using one of my favorite brands Solo Cup.

I love traveling with Solo Cup products because they are incredibly durable and reusable, which are two very important things when it comes to travel. Great example, I use a Solo Hot Cup to Go to travel with and when I was traveling to Orlando for work a few weeks ago, my bags fell over while I was in the bathroom and the cup didn’t even have a dent in it! Luckily, it didn’t have any liquid in it at the moment!

So below are some of the ways I use Solo Cup when I travel. These items can all be found at your local grocery store so you can also travel smarter with Solo Cup.

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  1. I like to bring all my plane snacks in Solo Bowls to Go. I used to bring my granola or candy for the plane in Ziploc backs on the plane, but everything would get squished by my computer and I’d be eating granola dust or squashed peanut M&Ms. Recently I discovered that these super durable bowls were a great alternative for when I’m on the go especially for on the plane.IMG_1181
  2. For a while, I have been traveling with a water bottle that I can refill after I get through security, but my cool one is glass and pretty heavy, so lately I’ve been bringing my water/tea in a Solo Hot Cups to Go and putting my glass water bottle in my suitcase for when I get to the hotel. This way I can drink my tea or water in the car, go through security with an empty cup, and then have Starbucks reuse when I get through security or refill it with water! The only reason I can do this is because the product is HIGHLY durable and doesn’t get soggy after one use. I can even use it on the way back home too!

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3. Use Solo Bowls to Go for things other than snacks! I don’t have kids, but I have a lot of friends that do and one of their tricks while flying is to bring a bunch of random little toys and pull them out during the flight one by one so it’s like a little surprise every few minutes to keep them entertained. The Solo Bowls to Go are perfect for holding little toys and like I said before really durable and the top doesn’t pop off easily.