As we raise a glass to Lucid on National Absinthe Day, Lucid Absinthe invites you to join them in a cocktail and a Facebook chat with Ted Breaux (“The father of modern Absinthe”) Live from the Combier Distillery in France, where Lucid is made. Check thier Facebook page for times and giveaways.

The Green Hour – In the 1860s, 5pm was known as l’heure verte or The Green Hour

Green Hour

1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
1 ½ oz. melon liqueur
splash of ginger ale
2-3 lime wedges
lime spiral for garnish

In a rocks glass, muddle lime wedges. In a shaker add ice, Lucid Absinthe and melon liqueur. Shake vigorously and strain into muddled rocks glass. Top with a splash of ginger ale and garnish with lime spiral.

 

Mint Muse – An ode to the painting by Albert Maignan

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1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
2 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. lemon-lime soda
6-8 mint leaves
2 lime wedges
In a tall glass, muddle mint leaves and a lime wedge. Add ice, Lucid Absinthe, pineapple juice and top with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wedge.

 

Lucid Cooler – a fresh drink to help us welcome spring

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2 oz. Lucid Absinthe
1 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. fresh lime
1 oz. ginger ale
fresh basil leaves
fresh grapes

Muddle basil leaves with simple syrup in a rocks glass.  Add ice, Lucid Absinthe, St-Germain, fresh lime and ginger ale. Garnish with fresh grapes.

Today is National Absinthe Day

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