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Since 2007, one of the most popular arguments I’ve seen from disreputable producers and their followers is that the absinthe currently being sold in the U.S. isn’t ‘real’ absinthe. So, I thought I’d give you all the truth behind the marketing-speak.
An excerpt from a pamphlet published by the U.S. Brewer's Association, A Solution of the Temperance Problem, Proposed by the Government of Switzerland references a late 19th century absinthe drinking club.
Android absintheurs, here's a great absinthe app that's very simple, and very handy! Absinthe is best when diluted to the proper strength. While the exact strength is a matter of personal taste, absinthe is intended to be drunk as a mildly alcoholic aperitif, more like wine than liquor, at the same range of strengths as commonly found in wine: between 12% to 15% or so.
Brian Robinson, review editor for the online forum [section of] The Wormwood Society,offers some insights on buying and preparing absinthe in the traditional style. Robinson is one of the most prolific collectors and reviewers of absinthe in the United States, with a personal stock ofmore than 150 brands from around the world, including some of the very rare pre-ban vintage bottles
A Classic Cocktail
Thoroughly shake with ice. Strain into 6 cocktail glasses.
Note: No sweetening in any form should be added. Drink this and you can drink anything; new-laid eggs put into it become hard-boiled.
Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930