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lime green absinthe cocktail with fuscia simple and mint garnish

Hibiscus Absinthe Frappe

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Welcome warm summer afternoon with the perfect licorice-flavored cool down, the Hibiscus Absinthe Frappe. An easy cocktail of absinthe and simple syrup, it’s refreshing flavor makes a second or third inevitable and just as easy as the first.
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3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Absinthe Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 2 oz absinthe
  • ¾ oz hibiscus ginger simple syrup**
  • Garnish: dried hibiscus flower with mint sprig


  • Fill a rocks or nick and nora glass with crushed ice.
  • Add the simple syrup and the absinthe.
  • Give the cocktail a quick stir or two, then garnish with a hibiscus flower and mint.


**Hibiscus ginger simple:
  1. Heat 1 cup of water to a boil and add ½ tablespoon dried hibiscus flowers.
  2. Steep for 8 minutes. Strain, and add to a small saucepan.
  3. Add 1 cup of sugar and 1.5 inches of minced, peeled ginger root. (If you don’t have fresh ginger, add 5 pieces of dried ginger root and ½ tsp powdered ginger.)
  4. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and let steep for 30.
  6. Strain and refrigerate. Store in the fridge for 2 to 4 weeks.
Keyword absinthe, ginger, hibiscus, licorice
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