New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Original Old Absinthe Bar
A tradition in the french quarters. This is the bar known to travelers the world over. From it came the famous absinthe drip. The bar where Jean E Pierre LaFitte, Andrew Jackson, Mark Twain and other celebrities were served. If it could talk what stories the bar would tell of a thousand gone nights crowded into history.
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.
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 400 feet away); 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 with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green colour but may also be colourless. It is commonly referred to in historical literature as "la fée verte" (the green fairy).
•2 oz absinthe or substitute
•1 sugar cube
1.Pour absinthe into a mixing glass half filled
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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 70 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.