The Surfer On Absinthe

The green fairy knows how sweet life is, which is why she likes to make The Surfer On Absinthe, which is both delicious and super simple to prepare.
Prep Time: 3 minutes


•    1 part Lucid Absinthe
•    1 part Coconut Rum
•    1 part Pineapple Juice


1.    Shake all the ingredients together.
2.    Strain into a chilled glass.


Day of the Cupcake, Part IV

The green fairies and Lucid Absinthe were joined by circus performers, dancers, and some aerial acrobats.  At one point, the green fairies made a man soar through the air as if he too had the green fairy’s gift of flight.  Check out the photos below to see it all happening, and be sure to join us next year at Day of the Cupcake.

The Lucid Absinthe Paranormal Activity Cocktail

Sometimes the green fairy likes to wear different colors. Behold the Lucid Absinthe Paranormal Activity, made with black sambuca.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

•    1 part Lucid Absinthe
•    1 part white crème de cacao liqueur
•    1 part coconut milk
•    Drizzle of black sambuca
1.    Combine the absinthe, crème de cacao, and coconut milk in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2.    Shake until frothy.
3.    Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
4.    Drizzle Black Sambuca down the side of the glass until it floats on the bottom and diffuses into the cocktail.

Day of the Cupcake, Part III

As day turned to night at Day of the Cupcake, the Green Fairies took to the stage.  Some of them danced, others flew, and yet others introduced live musical acts and stunning circus performers.  The Lucid Absinthe beautifully complemented the music. Below, witness the late-night glory of Day of the Cupcake.

Day of the Cupcake, Part II

Many green fairies were glimpsed at Day of the Cupcake, so now we know the truth:  there is definitely more than one green fairy.  Some green fairies are sassy, others exist mainly to safeguard Lucid Absinthe.  Some green fairies dance; others applaud.  They all share a deep love of Lucid Absinthe Superieure.

Day of the Cupcake, Part I

Day of the Cupcake has come and gone.  Many green fairies were glimpsed, and much Lucid Absinthe was imbibed.  This week, we will give you the visual record of the festivities at Day of the Cupcake. Be sure to check this blog Wednesday and Friday for more pictures.  And perhaps next year, you will join us at the annual Day of the Cupcake.

The Lucid Absinthe Sour Witch Cocktail


  • 1 ½ oz Lucid absinthe
  • ¾ oz almond syrup
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 3 or 4 pitted sour cherries
  • Sparkling wine or Champagne


In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the sour cherries in the lime juice and almond syrup. Add the Lucid with ice and shake very well. Strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine or champagne. Garnish: freshly-grated nutmeg.

Artists Talking About Absinthe

“I am the green Fairy!  I have nothing in common with the fairies of the past.”
– Marie Corelli (1855-1924), Wormwood: A Drama of Paris

“The absinthe is set up and suitably mixed with water… I taste my absinthe… Without knowing how it happened, my glass is… empty.”
– August Strindberg (1849-1912), Inferno

“I sat on the sidewalk… and ordered an absinthe. Soon three figures arrived, I do not know from where, and stood there before me… as if they knew me and waited to be invited to my table.”
– August Strindberg (1849-1912), Inferno

When the daily works are finished, body and soul weary, I will recover with the green drink… How sweet life still is
– August Strindberg (1849-1912), Inferno

Antique Absinthe Advertisements

Absinthe Blanqui
Date: 1898-1901
Artist: Nover/Revon
Printer; L. Revon et Cie
Art Style: Art Nouveau
Historical Importance: this poster for Absinthe Blanqui is a famous work in the Art Nouveau style.  Its combination of feminine beauty and delicious drink have kept it popular for over a hundred years.  Only three known copies survive.

Absinthe Oxygenee
Date: 1896
Artist: Nicholas Tamagno
Client: Cusenier
Character Depicted: French comedian Joseph-Francois Dailly (1839 – 1897)

Absinthe Robette
Date: 1896
Artist: Privat-Livemount
Art Style: Art Nouveau
Historical Importance: one of the world’s most famous Art Nouveau works

Distilleries Montbart
Artist: M.Ringel
Country of Origin: Switzerland

Absinthe Mugnier
Date: 1895
Artist: Lucien Lefèvre
Character Depicted: Absinthe Mugnier’s iconic desert legionnaire

The Lucid Cool & Skinny: A Refreshing Absinthe Cocktail

SKINNY GARDEN – 128 Calories

0.5 oz Lucid Absinthe

1 oz Van Gogh vodka

0.5 oz cucumber water*

Splash lemon juice

0.5 oz Simple Splenda **

2 muddled cherry tomatoes

Black pepper and sea salt rim

Muddle tomatoes in bottom of a shaker. Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass rimmed with black pepper and sea salt.

*Peel cucumber and leave soaking in water for 2-4 days. Strain particles out with a cheesecloth and retain the liquid.

**Combine 1 teaspoon (packet) of Splenda with lukewarm water. Stir until dissolved.