is not everyone’s cup of tea. It’s loaded with the love-it-or-hate-it flavor of anise, and difficult to prepare properly (you can’t just pour yourself a glass of absinthe, neat). But Maison Premiere did for absinthe—and cocktails made with the spirit
—what Sasha Petraske’s
Milk & Honey did for classic cocktails. One of the best drinks on the menu is the Absinthe Frappe
, a lost classic, excavated and perfected by the bar. Made with absinthe, simple syrup, fresh mint and seltzer, the cocktail is served long and tall over crushed ice. Impeccably crafted and gorgeous to behold, it is both decadent and minimalist.