Green Fairy Cocktail

Green Fairy Cocktail

The Green Fairy cocktail is popular among the regulars of nightclubs and bohemian parties. He has a unique taste and emerald color, causing a desire to take a sip of alluring potion. But they value the drink not only for its organoleptic qualities. There are legends about him, as if he helps to fulfill his wishes, awakens hidden talents, fills the body with energy, improves mood. The composition of the cocktail “Green Fairy” is quite complicated, but it is quite possible to cook it at home.

Cooking Features

Absinthe is one of the most magical drinks. He used to be called the “Green Witch” for being able to cause hallucinations. It is possible that this explains the love of Van Gogh, Remarque, Baudelaire, Claude Monet, Oscar Wilde and other creative personalities. This was due to the presence in the drink of a hallucinogenic substance - thujone contained in the wormwood. Modern regulations for the manufacture of absinthe do not allow the presence of wormwood in it in the concentration that can cause a similar effect. However, absinthe lovers have figured out how to return the magic power to the drink associated with the ability to charge with energy and awaken creative abilities. Being mixed with energy, it excites the imagination and helps to have fun all the evening. This union has generated an unusually beautiful and tasty cocktail with the magic name - “Green Fairy”.

In order to prepare the cocktail “Green Fairy” at home, it is not enough to dilute the absinthe with an energy drink. You need to know the correct recipe for this cocktail and some of the subtleties of its preparation.

  • The unique emerald shade of the cocktail “Green Fairy” gives not only absinthe. The melon liqueur Midori and the unusual blue liqueur Blue Curacao contribute to this. Their presence in the composition and gives the drink an unusual taste. Additional notes of taste make fruit juices, rum, tequila. Strong alcoholic beverages in the composition of the “Golden Fairy” enhance its “magic”.
  • The quality of the drinks used to make a cocktail directly determines its taste and aroma. It even concerns citrus fruit juice, if it is part of the drink. It should be freshly squeezed.
  • Drinks are mixed directly in a glass using a straw or bar spoon. Using a shaker or mixer will be a serious violation of the technology for preparing the classic cocktail “Green Fairy”.
  • Drinks before mixing pour into a glass in a certain sequence, which is undesirable to break.
  • Before pouring drinks into a glass, it is one-third or half filled with ice cubes.
  • The traditional decoration of the Green Fairy cocktail is a slice of lime and cocktail cherry strung on a skewer.
  • The “Green Fairy” cocktail is served in a high cocktail glass on a small stem (sling). It is acceptable to serve in a tall, thin glass or in a regular cocktail glass resembling a bowl.
  • Drink a cocktail in small sips, through a straw or directly from a glass.

The ingredients that make up the “Green Fairy” cocktail themselves have a strong effect on the body. Together, they affect the body even more, it is no coincidence that bartenders call this mix a “killer mix”. Do not abuse the drink and drink more than one serving in the evening.

The classic recipe for the cocktail “Green Fairy” (with energy)


  • vodka - 15 ml;
  • silver tequila - 15 ml;
  • white rum - 15 ml;
  • absinthe - 15 ml;
  • Blue Curaçao liqueur - 10 ml;
  • melon liqueur - 15 ml;
  • lime or lemon juice - 30 ml;
  • a slice of lemon or lime (for decoration) - 1 pc .;
  • cocktail cherry - 1 pc .;
  • energy drink (“Red Bull” or similar) - 100 ml;
  • ice cubes - 150 g.

Method of preparation:

  • Cool the sling and drinks that make up the cocktail.
  • Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  • From the citrus fruit squeeze the juice, pour into the glass.
  • Add liqueurs, vodka, rum, tequila and absinthe. Stir bar spoon.
  • Open a jar of energy, pour the drink into the glass.
  • Gently mix the drinks again.
  • Put a slice of lemon and cocktail cherry on a skewer. Put on a glass.

A cocktail is served with a straw, as it belongs to the category of long drinks. Drink it slowly, in small sips.

Unusual Green Fairy cocktail recipe (with egg whites)


  • Angostura Bitter - 50 ml;
  • absinthe - 30 ml;
  • chicken egg - 2 pcs .;
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice - 5 ml;
  • water - 30 ml;
  • lemon - 1 slice;
  • crushed ice - 100-150 g.

Method of preparation:

  • Place the ice cubes in a blender, grind to a state of crumb.
  • Carefully wash the eggs, break, separating the whites from the yolks. To prepare the cocktail yolks are not required.
  • Pour the ice into the shaker tank, add absinthe, bitter, a spoonful of lemon juice, cooled boiled water, egg whites.
  • Vigorously shake the shaker until it is covered with frost.
  • Strain the drink through a strainer or a fine sieve.
  • Pour into a pre-cooled cocktail glass.

When served, a glass of cocktail is decorated with a slice of lemon.

Lightweight version of the cocktail “Green Fairy” (with soda)


  • vodka - 5 ml;
  • light rum - 15 ml;
  • white tequila - 15 ml;
  • Blue Curaçao liqueur - 10 ml;
  • melon liqueur - 10 ml;
  • absinthe - 10 ml;
  • lemon fresh - 35 ml;
  • soda (or other soda) - 100 ml;
  • lemon - 1 slice;
  • ice cubes - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Fill a tall tall glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour in freshly squeezed lemon juice, alcoholic drinks in random order. Stir bar spoon.
  • Add soda water.
  • Decorate the glass with a slice of lemon, serve with a straw.

Instead of soda, you can use any soda to your liking. Replacing it with “Sprite”, you will emphasize the green shade of a popular cocktail. The lack of energy in the composition makes the drink less “slaughter”, but the effect of alcohol on the body does not cancel this change in the recipe, so you shouldn’t be too keen on this variant of the cocktail.

Cocktail “Green Fairy” has a complex composition, in which the absinthe is soloist. The name of the drink and the wonderful properties attributed to it are connected with its presence.

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