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Twinkle Toes: A Cocktail with Absinthe Soda

To celebrate the refreshing new non-alcoholic boutique sodas (pops, if you prefer) that we’re carrying at selected Nordstrom stores, we’re experimenting by adding a few of our favorite adult ingredients (clear, brown or bubbly) to these distinct flavors.

The series kicks off with a favorite that uses Saiteaux Absinthe Botanical Soda. Alone, the soda has a pleasant, effervescent taste.

Saiteaux Absinth Soda Cocktail

Photo and recipe by Tom Burritt

While botanical-flavored beverages are striving to gain a foothold on mainstream menus, everybody has a story about their first (or last) sip of absinthe.

You won’t be “tripping” from this cocktail made with Saiteaux’s Absinthe Botanical Soda, but the sparkling beverage is a highly refreshing brunch-class concoction. Gin and grapefruit highlight the underplayed herbal flavors of the anise-heavy soda, adding to the freshness of the carbonation. Lemon, bitters and mint give a glistening finish that will carry down to your toes.

Twinkle Toes

1.5 oz. gin
0.5 oz. grapefruit liqueur
0.5 oz. lemon juice
Dash of Angostura bitters
8 oz. Saiteaux Absinthe Botanical Soda
Mint leaves

Pour as ordered over cubed ice in a long drink glass, top with Saiteaux Absinthe Botanical Soda. Stir. Garnish with mint.

Check back for more cocktails including other fun soda flavors like snozzberry, peach and ginger available at selected Nordstrom At Home departments. For more information about exact locations, please call customer service at 1.888.282.6060.