New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Original Old Absinthe Bar
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
Location. 29° 57.324′ N, 90° 4.105′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Bourbon Street, on the right when traveling east on Bourbon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 Bourbon Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Kolly Townhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Edison Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Conway’s Court (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rillieux – Waldhorn House (about These Three Townhouses (about 400 feet away); Bank of Louisiana (about 500 feet away); Edgar Degas House (about 500 feet away); The Birthplace of “Dixie” (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Also see . . . The Old Absinthe House, history. "...The Old Absinthe House has a legacy following its every heartbeat", this historic building was built in 1807. Originally the building was used as an importing firm, then converted to a "corner grocery" of food, tobacco and fine Spanish liquor. In 1874, mixologist Cayetano Ferrer created a drink consisting of absinthe — the “Old Absinthe House Frappe”. The popularity of this venomous green concoction consequently resulted in the coffee house being renamed “Absinthe Room,” and thus a legend was born! (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. Absinthe Drip:
It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium (a.k.a. "grand wormwood"), together
•2 oz absinthe or substitute
•1 sugar cube
1.Pour absinthe into a mixing glass half filled with crushed ice.
2.Place the sugar cube on top of the ice.
3.Very slowly drip club soda on the sugar cube until it is completely dissolved.
5.Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
— Submitted April 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,350 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on June 29, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. 5. submitted on February 21, 2015.