The Green Beast Absinthe Recipe | Perfect Summertime Cocktail or Punch!

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The Green Beast is the perfect drink for relaxing with a crisp, fresh beverage featuring our beloved Green Fairy! It's an instant classic for beating the heat!

The Green Beast is the perfect drink for relaxing with a crisp, fresh beverage featuring our beloved Green Fairy!

In most cocktails that call for it, absinthe tends to take a bit of a backseat. In The Green Beast, however, it gets center stage!

The Green Beast

This is great as either a cocktail or as a punch for your next party!

The citrus from the lime plays beautifully with the absinthe while the cucumber works to really bring all of the flavors together in a way that is refreshing and delicious!

Personally, I add a bit of mint to mine to really bring out the freshness of all of the ingredients!

Follow this simple recipe to make a Green Beast of your own!

For a single drink, I do 1 ounce each of absinthe, syrup, and lime juice. For water, I add 4 ounces.

Santé!

Ingredients

  • 1 part absinthe (Pernod absinthe recommended)
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • 1 part fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • Cucumber (thinly sliced)
  • Mint leaves (just a few, to taste)
  • 4 parts Ice Water

Instructions

  1. Slice your cucumber into thin wheels.
  2. In your glass or punch bowl, add the simple syrup, followed by the lime juice and then the absinthe.
  3. Add in the cucumber wheels. (For a glass, I add three plus one more as a garnish.)
  4. Lightly beat the mint sprigs against your wrist or forearm to release the fragrance. Pick off a few leaves and add them to the glass. (Naturally, use more mint if you’re making a punch.)
  5. Add the water and give it a light stir.
  6. Garnish with cucumber and serve!

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