Kübler is a Swiss brand of absinthe first developed in 1863 by J. Fritz Kübler in the village of Motiers, near the eastern border of France. His absinthe did remarkably well, but ceased production after the Swiss government banned absinthe in 1910.
After the ban on absinthe production was lifted nearly 100 years later, Kübler's great-grandson Yves restarted production of his great grandfather's absinthe using the original 1863 recipe. Kübler is a wheat-based spirit that is infused with grand wormwood, anise, hyssop, lemon balm, coriander, star anise, fennel, Artemisia Pontica, and mint, all of which grow locally in the Val de Travers.
Kübler is an example of absinthe "La Bleue", a clear variety of absinthe native to Switzerland. Kübler is neither artificially colored or flavored, and is much lower proof (106 degrees) than most absinthe that are closer to 140.
Some popular cocktails containing Kübler
- El Chapulín — Branca Menta, Tequila, Crème de Cacao, Absinthe, Bitters, Mint
- Burning Ice — Islay Scotch, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Swedish Punsch, Absinthe, Peychaud's Bitters, Lemon juice
- Tidbit — Light rum, Genepy, Falernum, Absinthe, Lime juice
- Griffith Park Swizzle — Bourbon, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Absinthe, Lime juice, Simple syrup, Sugar cube, Mint
- Aura — Gin, Tawny port, Dry vermouth, Absinthe, Bitters, Raspberry, Egg white, Lemon juice, Fine sugar
- Paddington — Light rum, Aromatized wine, Absinthe, Grapefruit juice, Lemon juice, Orange marmalade
- Rattlesnake Fizz — Rye, Absinthe, Bitters, Ginger ale, Lemon juice, Egg white, Sugar
- Turn of the Century — Absinthe, Aromatized wine, White Crème de Cacao, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Lemon peel
- Pear Necessity — Gin, Pear liqueur, Absinthe, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
- Elske Sazerac — Aquavit, Bourbon, Peychaud's Bitters, Absinthe, Cedar, Demerara syrup