Ok, so if you really like absinthe please do me a favor. DON’T try this drink. It’s not the worst drink I’ve ever had, but it is not by any means a good use of absinthe, even though it is featured on the St. George website. Their absinthe itself is delicious and delicate, but this Green Russian cocktail, which is nothing else than a White Russian spiked with a generous dose of absinthe verte, manages to mask all these qualities.
First it hits you with intense and unpleasant bitterness. When you finally recover (it takes a while) you start to taste things beyond the bitterness. But it never comes together, and overall the absinthe and the coffee just clash and fight each other in this drink. Only try at your own risk!