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#1 J.R.McDowell

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:22 AM

I was wondering if there was a Blue ( Romulan Ale Blue ) Absinthe out there? I saw posted here something about a blue greenish one but it smelled and tasted bad. Is there one that taste good? Just curious is all. I have a friend who is into Romulans, would be kinda neat to tell him I found real Romulan ale. ;) Not that koolaid in a can stuff you find online. ;)

#2 Ambear

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:24 AM

There's (as far as I know) nothing in the way of naturally colored beverage that's any shade of blue. Blue doesn't occur naturally in many edible objects.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:27 AM

There is no blue food.

Any absinthe colored blue would be artificially colored. There are no good-tasting artificially colored absinthes because the decision to color absinthe artificially is incompatible with a desire to make good absinthe.

It's kind of like asking if there's any such thing as a good tasting cookie made from sawdust.

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#4 Ambear

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:29 AM

Blue crabs are blue on the outside. Well, prior to cooking.
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#5 J.R.McDowell

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:32 AM

What about Blueberries? ;)

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:34 AM

Blueberry absinthe?

Save yourself the trouble, just buy a decent blanche, add some blue food dye to it, put your own graphics on the bottle, and share it with your friend while wearing full Romulan regalia.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:35 AM

Blueberry absinthe?


:puke: :puke: :puke:

Truly.

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#8 J.R.McDowell

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:42 AM

Luscious Oily Lesbians!. No No, not Blueberry Absinthe. Blueberry as in the fruit. Its a blue food that someone above said there were no blue foods. But I guess in a way he is right, they are kinda purple. If it is happening naturally, I am not gonna color it... why ruin the natural beauty of the process and the drink?

EDIT: I was gonna edit the Laughing Out Load acronym, but I think I rather like your take on it.

Edited by J.R.McDowell, 22 July 2011 - 10:02 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:48 AM

There are lots of blue flowers out there, and plenty of room for experimentation. Perhaps a combination of red and green or yellow and green herbs or flowers can produce a nice blue color for an absinthe.

Edited by baubel, 22 July 2011 - 12:27 PM.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:30 AM

Nothing wrong with a little blue dye. folks object to it if a distiller uses fake colors, because usually it is done to hide crapy booze. But I don't see anything wrong to a tiny amount added to your own hooch. It might affect flavor, but so will Romulan makeup.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:27 AM

My reasoning for it is that I want to limit my ingestion of fake shit.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:54 AM

He is into Romulans. Reality took a left turn a mile ago. :)

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:05 PM

I have a blanche that I have made available for three years to my various guests and family. No one wants to drink it and yet, there was a time when I would order the occasional bottle from Europe. Times change, sometimes for the better.

Miguel's blue dye won't hurt it at all. I may even have a small glass and take pictures later.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:20 PM

Blue crabs are blue on the outside. Well, prior to cooking.


Blue cochineal? :twitchsmile:

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:36 PM

what about crème de violette?

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:30 PM

Blue Food:

Blueberries / Huckleberries - Various shades including purple.
Blue Corn
Blue Potatoes - Several Varieties
Blue Cheese
Certain Eggplants
Filius Blue Peppers
Pududu Island Bell Peppers
Lacinato Blue Kale
Dwarf Kale
Sudbury Rosemary

Okinawan Potato - Purple on the inside
Purple Carrots - Purple
Purple Sweet Kale - Purple

Many edible and non-edible flowers.

I'm sure there's more but I haven't worked Produce in a while. :devil:

Edited by Tatan, 22 July 2011 - 01:31 PM.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:40 PM

How I could forget blue cheese, I have Wallace-ian love for blue chese. His favorite cheese began as a english version blue cheese.

Blue cheese + cognac + butter = tasty bread spread.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:40 PM

what about crème de violette?



A lot of those are artificially colored, shades between blue and purple.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:32 PM

I'd stick up for the Romulans.. but.. I don't think I have seen one that was actually hot...

Absinthe doesn't seem to fit with the color blue.. Vodka maybe.. but.. blue absinthe just doesn't feel right.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:35 PM

Hapsburg is the most well known blue absinthe I can think of. It's shit though.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:01 PM

Look at Baubel's avitar. I think he is Klingon.
Thus may be biased on the subject of Romulans.

#22 J.R.McDowell

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:11 PM

Please do.. I would be interested in the pictures... and a link to the blue dye. ;)

I have a blanche that I have made available for three years to my various guests and family. No one wants to drink it and yet, there was a time when I would order the occasional bottle from Europe. Times change, sometimes for the better.

Miguel's blue dye won't hurt it at all. I may even have a small glass and take pictures later.



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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:29 PM

Dammit! All I can find is GREEN dye. Pffft. Who wants to see pictures of green absinthe. :rolleyes:

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:05 PM

:laugh:

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:58 PM

Look at Baubel's avitar. I think he is Klingon.
Thus may be biased on the subject of Romulans.



It is rather toasty down in this part of the Empire...I mean country. :twitchsmile:

I'm surprised the Clown Guardian of Forever hasn't commented here yet, he's some kind of tribble. I mean trekkie.

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#26 Absomphe

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:05 AM

Who wants to see pictures of green absinthe. :rolleyes:


Indeed.

Say what we might about Boggy, he was certainly prescient, on that score.

Onacuz he knows that brown is the new green. :laugh:

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