Absinthe Frappé is a beloved classic of New Orleans. Believed to have originated in the 19th century, this cocktail combines absinthe, anise-flavored spirit, with crushed ice, sugar and water or soda. It quickly became a popular mainstay in New Orleans bars and restaurants for its refreshing flavor.
Absinthe has long been associated with the Bohemian culture of New Orleans, where it was considered a symbol of rebellion against Puritan values and restrictions. Often referred to as "the Green Fairy", absinthe quickly gained notoriety in New Orleans due to its mysterious effects on drinkers – some said they felt creative surges while others felt elated or even hallucinated! No matter what your opinion on absinthe’s effects may be, one thing remains clear: this classic liquor has been part of Louisiana culture since its inception.
When combined with crushed ice, sugar and either water or soda – depending on your preference – Absinthe Frappé becomes a sweet but strong concoction that gives you that same tingly buzz you get from drinking straight absinthe! Whether sipping the drink slowly over conversation or throwing back shots in celebration of the night ahead, Absinthe Frappe is always welcome at any event held in the Crescent City. In fact, it’s become so ingrained in New Orleans culture that it serves as an unofficial mascot for the city itself!