Flying Frenchman Cocktail


Updated 01/29/24

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The Flying Frenchman cocktail, also known as the Absinthe Espresso Martini, offers an intriguing mix that combines the robust tastes of absinthe with the deep, rich flavors of espresso and coffee liqueur.

This cocktail brings together a distinct combination of ingredients, each playing a pivotal role in the overall flavor profile. The experience of enjoying a Flying Frenchman starts with the bold bitterness of espresso and the sweet depth of coffee liqueur, quickly followed by the distinctive herbal and anise notes of absinthe. This blend of contrasting tastes results in a drink that is both invigorating and complex.

The Flying Frenchman Cocktail originated from a recipe devised by Andy Mil at the London Cocktail Club in 2014. Andy’s original version featured Patron XO Café and an additional amount of sugar syrup, establishing the foundation for the drink’s modern version. Over time, this recipe has been refined, preserving the core of the original creation while integrating new components to align with modern preferences.

Crafting the Flying Frenchman requires a precise balance of ingredients to ensure that no single flavor overwhelms the others. The process involves carefully measuring and mixing the espresso, coffee liqueur, and absinthe.

For those looking to explore beyond traditional cocktails, the Flying Frenchman offers a compelling option. Its combination of caffeine and spirits makes it an excellent choice for occasions that call for a drink that is both energizing and elegant. Whether enjoyed as a pre-dinner aperitif or a late-night sipper, this cocktail is designed to impress with its layered complexity and stylish presentation.

Flying Frenchman Cocktail Recipe

  1. 30 ml absinthe

  2. 30 ml coffee liqueur

  3. 30 ml fresh espresso

  4. Ice

  5. Garnish: coffee beans

the Flying Frenchman Cocktail

How to Make a Flying Frenchman Cocktail

  1. Add the absinthe, coffee liqueur, and fresh espresso into a cocktail shaker.

  2. Add ice and shake for 10-15 seconds, until chilled.

  3. Strain into a Coupe glass.

  4. Garnish with 3 coffee beans.

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