Happy National Absinthe Day: Pernod Absinthe at Pour Vous Recap

Green Beast

Green Beast

Today is National Absinthe Day! Recently I attended a tasting for Pernod Absinthe at Pour Vous.

Pernod Ricard absinthe

Pernod absinthe

We were welcomed with a punch of Green Beast. The refreshing drink were served in a great two-in-one straw/glass.

Green Beast – Pernod Absinthe, lime, simple syrup, cucumber, water

Green Cobbler

Green Cobbler

Another drink on the refreshing side is the Green Cobbler. People get caught up with the old-timey ritual of sugar and fire with absinthe and it’s overlooked in cocktails. All you really need to do with a good absinthe is dilute it a bit and it’s quite perfect in a ice cold cobbler.

Green Cobbler – Pernod Absinthe, Lillet, lemon, orgeat, mint



Just because it’s an old cocktail doesn’t mean it’s a great drink. The Earthquake from the Savoy book was not my favorite. With three spirits, this drink was fighting with itself. And I could not call it an absinthe- or Irish whiskey – or gin drink. Perhaps they call it an earthquake from the amount that gets conveniently spilled when no one was looking.

Earthquake – Pernod Absinthe, Jameson, Beefeater 24 gin

Other drink ideas would be to mix Pernod absinthe in place of gin in a Last Word variation. Or go with the classic sparkling wine sipper, Death in the Afternoon of absinthe and sparkling wine.

Pernod Absinthe

Pour Vous

5574 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038 – 323.871.8699

© LA Cocktails // The Minty 2014


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