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Legendre Herbsaint is back?!

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New Orleans will have it first around 12-20-09.

By the time the holidays are over and the wholesalers get in stock it will likely be mid Feb before it's on the shelves.

 

If I get any more info I'll let every one know.

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New Orleans will be fully stocked on Monday. (One store reportedly had a few on the 16th)

 

Texas, California, Chicago, Florida, and I believe New York will be next as each gets state label approval.

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This may be old news to everyone except me, but I just got around to watching All the King's Men and happened to notice a bottle of Herbsaint sitting prominently on the table during a scene with Jude Law and Kate Winslet.

 

Edit: Whoops and whoops.

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New York should have pretty good distribution. (From what I hear)

The Herbsaint Original makes an incredibly smooth Sazerac, and Herbsaint Suissesse (Use Chuck's recipe # 1) http://www.gumbopages.com/food/beverages/suissesse.html

 

* 1-1/2 ounces Herbsaint Original

* 1/2 ounce orgeat

* White of 1 egg (or 2 tablespoons pasteurized egg white product)

* 1 ounce half-and-half (or 1/2 ounce each whole milk and heavy cream)

* 4 ounces crushed ice

 

Combine ingredients in a blender, whizz for 5 seconds and pour into a chilled goblet or rocks glass.

 

I'm playing with some of the old recipes out of the 1930s and 1940s Herbsaint recipe booklets.....more on that later.

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So Kamal excitedly posted on Faye's Book today that DUNY has now got the "New Orleans classic" Herbsaint liqueur, and that his supplies are super-limited and that you should order immediately, after which he provided a link...

 

to the same old modern Herbsaint I can get anywhere. :angry:

Why was this newsworthy? Has he never carried it before?

 

 

 

In other news...

Orgeat is an almond syrup. Fee Brothers makes a nice one.

I have to disagree. Having tried home-made and small-batch commercial orgeat (Small Hands Foods™), I have to say the Torani, Fee Bros. and Monin syrups are as much like orgeat as Sprite is like fresh-squeezed lime juice. Kind of like how you can't buy decent grenadine over the counter for any amount of money.

Edited by Wild Bill Turkey

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