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
- Burning Ice — Islay Scotch, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Swedish Punsch, Absinthe, Peychaud's Bitters, Lemon juice
- Aura — Gin, Tawny port, Absinthe, Dry vermouth, Bitters, Raspberry, Fine sugar, Egg white, Lemon juice
- Paddington — Light rum, Aromatized wine, Absinthe, Orange marmalade, Grapefruit juice, Lemon juice
- Turn of the Century — Absinthe, White Crème de Cacao, Aromatized wine, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Lemon peel
- Griffith Park Swizzle — Bourbon, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Absinthe, Lime juice, Simple syrup, Sugar cube, Mint