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Hemingway’s Downfall

absinthe mint slushy

An ice-cold smack of mint and absinthe, delivered in slushy form.

Inspired by the common ground between the Absinthe Frappe and Missionary’s Downfall (rum, honey, lime, peach liqueur, pineapple and mint), this ice-cold slushy comes from Andy Bixby of Dram & Grain in Washington, DC. “The peach liqueur does a great job of subduing the more intense absinthe flavors, and the fresh mint both aesthetically and instinctively provides a minty green cooling effect to the cocktail, which is already super refreshing since it’s served in slushy form,” he says.


  • 1½ oz. absinthe
  • ½ oz. peach liqueur (such as Giffard Creme de Peche)
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
  • Approximately 40 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Tools:blender
  • Glass:Collins
  • Garnish:mint sprig


Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until consistency is smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish.

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