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"The Professor" Jerry Thomas published many of the first bartending books with this absinthe cocktail, which is truly a classic cocktail. From his 1887 "Bartenders Guide", this recipe has been adapted with only minor changes necessary to fit the needs of today's bar. There's nothing more authentic than an absinthe cocktail, one of the purest ways to experience the notorious anise-flavored liquor, so if you're looking for an old-school drink, this is the recipe you need.

Don't forget to see what other drinks you can make with the ingredients you already have in your bar.


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  1. Pour the absinthe, anisette, and bitters into a cocktail shaker, then slowly add 1 ounce of ice-cold water, then fill with ice. Shake well until cold.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.