The Absinthe Drinker by Viktor Oliva (1861-1928)
Steve Livigni is a bartender at The Doheny, a members-only cocktail bar in Downtown Los Angeles. Many mixologists are now serving absinthe in mixed drinks.
Absinthe is an anise-flavored spirit made from wormwood. Absinthe was once thought to be a highly addictive liquor that can cause hallucinations. In reality, it has a very high alcohol content. Traditional absinthe is 120-150 proof. Le Tourment Vert brand absinthe is 100 proof and is better suited for mixed drinks.
Red Hot and Bothered
1 oz Le Tourment Vert Absinthe
1 oz Hangar One Chipotle Vodka
3 Muddled Stawberries
3/4 oz Blood Orange Juice
Bar spoon of ginger agave nectar
Topped with 2 oz ginger beer
Serve on the Rocks
Music Break: Puff (The Magic Dragon) by Baja Marimba Band