Verdie Mae’s Absinthe Frappe


Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday Season and Happy New Year.

May you be surrounded by loved ones and lots of fabulous food!


Are you still looking for a great cocktail idea for your friends and family get togethers over the next few days?

Here is a winner with one of my favorite beverage treats: Absinthe. Think Mojito or Mint Julep but New Orleans style!

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This recipe comes from the Taste of Treme cookbook I recently received for review. You can read what I thought of the cookbook here. And it is a great town to party and have an awesome cocktail. Just stay away from the alcoholic fake slush machines, otherwise you will end up like me in a gift shop wrapping yourself with feather boas.

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Ξ Verdie Mae’s Absinthe Frappe Ξ

6–8 mint leaves
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 oz absinthe
sprig of fresh mint
soda water
Crushed ice

Muddle the mint leaves and sugar in a glass. Pour the absinthe and stir until the sugar dissolves, then fill the glass with crushed ice. Top with a splash of soda, and garnish with a sprig of mint.

11 comments to Verdie Mae’s Absinthe Frappe

  • I’m not much of a drinker but this looks beautiful! My friend was making her Mojito at Christmas party and I was drinking (which is rare). I’d love to try yours!

  • I love mojitos and tour version sounds fantastic! Happy 2013,Evelyn!

  • Beautiful beverage!I would love to try it! Have a very prosperous and full of love and joy New Year!

  • I haven’t seen that cookbook, but this classic NOLA–it’s making me homesick for my former home. Looks delicious and perfect for the holidays.

  • 2014? You are so avant garde Lisa 😉 Thank you all for you holiday wishes. It is true that Absinthe was in its day a halucinogen due to the wormwood in there but this was 200 hundred years ago and mostly in Europe. What is sold today has zero ill effects.

  • I remember reading some stories about Absinthe a few years ago where hey likened certain strengths or grades of it to tripping! I’ve been kind of leery of it since, but your cocktail does look divine! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Ev..and wishing you an early Happy New Year :) Looking forward to more of your amazing creativity in 2014!

  • this sounds good but I’m not a fan of absinthe, tastes too much like black liquorish.

  • The Squishy Monster

    Love this…why not have a bit of naughty fun? =) Happy Holidays, my friend!!!

  • Hi Evelyne!
    I have an unopened bottle of absinthe in my bar, it was just waiting for a reason to open. This cocktail sounds terrific! Very festive!
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous 2013!

  • Merry Xmas and happy new year.
    Too much absinthe can do funny things:)

  • This drink sounds so refreshing, if I drank alcohol I would seriously be all over it! (Same with those drunken gummy bears from your previous post too!)

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, my friend. xo