A Taste for Absinthe
65 Recipes for Classic & Contemporary Cocktails
A Book By
- R. Winston Guthrie
- with James F. Thompson
- Photography by Liza Gershman


The Best Book to Read about Absinthe in 2021


Absinthe’s renaissance is quickly growing into a culinary movement. The “Green Fairy” is now showing up on cocktail menus at chic restaurants around the country. A Taste for Absinthe celebrates this storied and complex liquor by bringing you 65 cocktail recipes from America’s hottest mixologists to enjoy as you discover the spirit that has fascinated artists, musicians, and writers for centuries.

Beautifully illustrated with photos of classic and contemporary cocktails. This modern absinthe book helps to bring the Green Fairy out of hiding to its rightful place as a premium cocktail. Just in time for "L'Heure Verte", the Green Hour - when Parisians visited cafes on the streets of Paris to enjoy an afternoon absinthe, this exciting absinthe book offers choices to a new generation of absinthe drinkers around the world.

Sacred Heart
La Pinta pomegranate liqueur gives this drink its distinctive color and taste. The bold flavors were developed by Jeff Hollinger at San Francisco's Absinthe Brasserie & Bar.
1 1/2 Ounces - La Pinta Pomegranare Liqueur
3/4 Ounce - Absinthe
1/2 Ounce - Limoncello
1/4 Ounce - Lemon Juice
Lemon Twist, for garnish
Read about classic absinthe cocktails stylized for the 21st Century.
See contemporary absinthe cocktails created by award winning and top bartenders from around the country.
Enjoy stories and historical facts about the world's most notorious drink.
Learn what lead to the ban on absinthe at the turn of the 20th Century.
Know the events that would return absinthe to the shelves in America after nearly 100 years.
Satisfy your curiosity to know how absinthe is made.
Get tips on how to select premium authentic absinthe.