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#1 The Standard Deviant

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:26 AM

Flames, burnt sugar, absinthe shooters - exactly what you'd expect from an absinthe ritual video on Youtube. Unfortunately due to reasons of historical accuracy, having a conscience, and not wanting to, the short video I put together on Friday features none of these things.

We thought the world could do with a better carafe for serving absinthe, and as usual they'd already done things better a hundred years ago, so a reproduction was in order!

How to serve absinthe, the traditional way.
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#2 Père Ubu

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:03 AM

Tres beau!

I need the plastic version of that carafe, due to my penchant to drop glassware.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 06:15 AM

I can have extra insulating, bump resistant wrap sent to you!
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#4 Brian Robinson

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:35 AM

Got the carafe last week. Love it! My only gripe is that the opening is quite small. It's difficult to fit ice into it. It works, but only if I crack my ice first.
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#5 Jack Griffin

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:05 AM

The same goes for my vintage one. You can buy ice trays made for sports bottles...long thin cubes. They slide right in. Freeze up a boat-load, and keep them in a zip-lock in the freezer!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:03 PM

Nice video. So, in order to serve absinthe in the traditional way, do you have to put everything on the ground? ;)

Kidding. Nice work. :cheers:

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#7 Artemis

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:39 PM

My only gripe is that the opening is quite small.


Love it when that happens.

It works, but only if I crack my ice first.


Better to crack your ice than ice your crack.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:44 PM

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#9 Absomphe

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:48 PM

My only gripe is that the opening is quite small.


That's not what he said.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#10 Père Ubu

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:50 PM

Thanks for the nightmares.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:00 PM

I live to serve. :cheers:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:58 PM

Asked and answered, several years ago.... :wave2:

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#13 Brian Robinson

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:36 PM

I actually prefer the cracked ice. Looks more traditional.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:08 PM

Better to have a sweaty dripping bartender chip at a block of ice with an icepick.
Then have him carfefully wedge each shard of ice in the carafe, with the same unwashed hands that just pulled the chain on the leaking W.C. in the back of the bar.

And he just licked his fingers before he put the absinthe spoons in the spoon holder, and scratched himself before handing the sugar cubes.

Now that's traditional. :devil:

Edited by thegreenimp, 05 December 2011 - 10:10 PM.

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#15 baubel

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:24 PM

Nice video and carafe!

It works, but only if I crack my ice first.


Better to crack your ice than ice your crack.


You can buy ice trays made for sports bottles...long thin cubes. They slide right in. Freeze up a butt-load, and keep them in a zip-lock in the freezer!


No shit?

Edited by baubel, 05 December 2011 - 11:27 PM.

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:42 AM

Nice video. So, in order to serve absinthe in the traditional way, do you have to put everything on the ground? ;)

Kidding. Nice work. :cheers:


Thanks!

Actually it is a stone ledge, but the floor would have some advantages, namely after drinking the absinthe after all the takes, you don't need to move. Fortunately I resisted drinking on the job. I save that for days operating heavy machinery.
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#17 Père Ubu

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:19 AM

That explains our machinists in Herault. :)

J/K!

#18 Artemis

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:55 AM

long thin cubes. They slide right in. Freeze up a butt-load


This thread is ripe with potential.

Edited by Artemis, 06 December 2011 - 11:34 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:59 AM

Yup.

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


#20 The Standard Deviant

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:01 AM

long thin cubes. They slide right in. Freeze up a butt-load


This thread is ripe with potential.


There's a website out there catering for every taste. In the case of absinthe it would be the Wormwood Society or Absinthes.com, and if you want to combine absinthe with the theme of Artemis' post, there's always the Lounge!
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:11 AM

...how do you stir the dissolved sugar when you use a bubble glass as shown in the video??

.....don't think you can get a spoon into the bubble area.......

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:20 AM

FYI, despite the poetic and ergonomic cleverness involved, Butt-load DID start out as Boat-load,
My witty editor Baubel corrected what on my part, must have been a typo!

#23 Père Ubu

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:37 AM

Good editor, Mr. baubel. :cheers:

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:22 PM

and if you want to combine absinthe with the theme of Artemis' post, there's always the Lounge


My only theme is words. They well understand this at the Lounge. And of course, there is always in addition to the places you mentioned, Fee Verte, and that place where the words are in French.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:25 PM

I have to say, I absolutely love the carafe. I've been using it since Christmas, and it's so easy to use.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:24 PM

I just ordered that very same bubble glass today from Oxygenee

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:16 PM

I just ordered that very same bubble glass today from Oxygenee


Be interested in what you think of it, currently using red wine glasses until my artist friend makes my new ones!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:55 AM

I have to say, I absolutely love the carafe. I've been using it since Christmas, and it's so easy to use.


Ambear, glad you like it. I think it's quite hard not to love!
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