Absinthe is a high-proof spirit traditionally used in cocktails in small amounts due to its intense flavor and high alcohol content. However, there are ways to make low ABV cocktails with absinthe. Here are a few ideas:
Absinthe and Tonic: Mix 1 oz absinthe with 3 oz tonic water and add a slice of lime or cucumber for garnish. This simple and refreshing cocktail is low in alcohol but still packs a flavorful punch.
Absinthe Spritz: In a wine glass, combine 1 oz absinthe, 1 oz Aperol, and top with 3 oz of sparkling wine. Add ice and garnish with an orange slice.
Absinthe Lemonade: Mix 1 oz absinthe with 2 oz fresh lemon juice and 1 oz simple syrup. Add ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Absinthe and Vermouth: Combine 1 oz absinthe, 1 oz sweet vermouth, and 1 oz dry vermouth in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or a cherry.
Remember to always drink responsibly and enjoy your low ABV absinthe cocktails in moderation!