Death By Christmas

Death By Christmas


  • 1 1/2 oz – Strawberry Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz – Absinthe
  • 3/4 oz – Fresh lime juice
  • Splash of club soda


Add the strawberry liqueur, absinthe and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice. Add a splash of club soda.

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Good Enough for Friday – The Mystic Dark Chocolate Cocktail

Mystic Chocolate CocktailIf you’re anything at all like the team here at Madtini Labs you were digging into the Easter treats a long time ago. Peeps, jelly beans, gummi bunnies or chocolate creme eggs, they’ve all fallen victim to the sweet tooths of our hungry intoxicologists.

Here we are on Good Friday – we had alreadt posted our selection of Easter cocktails last weekend and we needed a challenge. The folks at Distillnation, a London distributor of fine spirits including absinthe tweeted “Looking for some chocolate inspired cocktails that could have some #absinthe in them … need to jazz up #Easter”. We knew we had our mission.

It wasn’t long before we found the Mystic Chocolate Cocktail. We decided to add shavings of dark chocolate to the rim just because we could. Cheers and Happy Easter!


  • 1 1/4 oz of absinthe
  • 1 1/2 oz of Baileys
  • 1 1/2 oz of dark creme de cacao
  • 2 dashes of Butterscotch schnapps
  • dark chocolate shavings

Dip the rim of a cocktail glass in Baileys then turn the glass in a plate of shavings of dark chocolate. Set aside the glass in the freezer for a few minutes. Pour the absinthe into the glass, then slowly add the Baileys, then the creme de cacao and lastly the butterscotch schnapps leaving the liquids to from layers.

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6 Absinthe Cocktails to Lose Your Mind Over

6 Absinthe Cocktails

Today, March 5th is National Absinthe Day in the U.S. Its became officially re-legalized back in 2007 after being banned in 1912. Absinthe is a much discussed and controversial spirit. It has been said to have contained hallucinogenic properties that have affected the creativity of such well known artists as Vincent Van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Oscar Wilde amongst others.

There’s a great summary of the history of Absinthe posted over at

Here are 6 of our favorites Absinthe drinks, much thanks to Lucid Absinthe for posting these delicious recipes. You can find even more on their website.

1. Violent Femme

Violent Femme

  • 1 oz absinthe
  • 1 oz raspberry liqueur
  • 1 oz sour mix
  • 2 oz ginger ale
  • lemon wedge

Combine absinthe, raspberry liqueur, sweet & sour mix in a cocktail shaker with 3-4 ice cubes. Shake vigorously for a few seconds, then strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

2. Hypnosis

Absinthe Hypnosis

  • 1 oz absinthe
  • 1 1/2 oz Hpnotiq
  • 1/2 oz sour mix
  • 2 oz lemon-lime soda
  • lemon wedge

Fill a glass with ice. Add absinthe, Hpnotiq, sour mix and lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

3. Van Gogh`s Garden

Van Gogh's Garden

  • 1 1/2 oz absinthe
  • 1/2 simple syrup
  • club soda
  • 3 cucumber wheels
  • 2 kiwi wheels

Muddle the cucumber, kiwi and simple syrup in the bottom of a rocks glass. Add ice, then absinthe and top with club soda.

4. Southern Spell

Southern Spell

  • 1 oz absinthe
  • 1/2 oz peach schnapps
  • 4 oz ginger ale
  • peach wedge

Combine absinthe and peach schnapps in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a highball glass full of ice. Add peach wedges as garnish.

5. Absinthe Madtini

Green Faerie Martini

  • 1 1/2 oz absinthe
  • 2 oz vodka
  • twist of lime

Combine ice, absinthe and vodka in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lime.

6. Green Lantern

Absinthe Green Lantern

  • 1 oz absinthe
  • 1 1/2 melon liqueur
  • splash of ginger ale
  • 2-3 lime wedges
  • 1 lime spiral

Muddle the lime wedges in the bottom of a rock glass. Add ice, then absinthe, melon liqueur and a splash of ginger ale on top. Garnish with a spiral of lime.

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