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#1 Sarrusophone



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:34 AM

Dear everyone,


I have periodically read these forums over the years and thought I might join for an occasional contribution.


I am not a massive absinthe drinker, but I like the odd glass now and then, when the mood takes me. I think my favourite absinthe is the Jade Esprit Edouard (is this too predicatable?). I’m interested in what the Pernod Absinthe is like and might get a bottle when I next see one.


I have been thinking recently about combinations of absinthe and other herby drinks. This may be caused by having a severe cold and thinking something particularly medicinal might be in order.


I had a couple of goes last night. The first was stirring equal parts of green chartreuse; absinthe; dry vermouth and bergamot infused gin with a little sugar syrup. It was not very successful. I also thought the vermouth would coax a louche out of the absinthe but had no luck.


The second was simpler: equal parts of green chartreuse and absinthe stired with very wet ice which prodcued reasonable louche a very satisfactory flavour, once the temperature had risen slightly. Looking around the Internet, it appears that this is a legitimate cocktail of sorts, sometimes called an Opal. This is what it looked like:


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The absinthe I used was L'Enjôleuse fût de chêne by Paul Devoille with the standard Green Chartreuse. Perhaps a more expensive version of the latter might have improved things. Clearly, and unlike properly prepared absinthe, you need to be quite careful with this drink: I would estimate the ABV as being in the region of 60%...


Anyway, enough with cocktails. What do others think of the L'Enjôleuse fût de chêne? I enjoyed its smoothness and the relative lack of fennel but was a little disappointed with a lack of complexity. I’m mostly using it as a test to see if I can store a absinthe in a decanter long-term without problems...

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:15 PM

Interesting experiments.  When I am in need of a "medicinal," I usually just have a nice glass of absinthe.

Welcome to the Forum. :cheers: 

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:18 AM

Welcome to the WS! :cheers:

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:43 AM

Welcome, interesting screenname and intro. :wave2:

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:34 AM

Interesting experiments.  When I am in need of a "medicinal," I usually just have a nice glass of absinthe.

Welcome to the Forum. :cheers:

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 09:39 AM

Welcome! :cheers:

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 11:29 AM

Welcome. Interesting cocktail. 

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 11:59 AM

Welcome! :cheers:

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:52 PM



I don't know if I posted my review of L'Enjoluse yet, but my opinion would be in the reviews.


I like experiments with absinthe cocktails, try louching a glass of absinthe first and then adding something to it. I've have failures and successes doing this but they are almost always drinkable.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:16 PM


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:21 AM


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:11 AM


"Reality is a crutch for people who can't enjoy absinthe."

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:51 AM

Hello and welcome! :cheers:

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:04 PM

Hi Sarrusophone! I'm fairly new to the boards as well. There's no shame in your favorite absinthe being a popular selection- that means that you're doing something right! The Esprit d'Edouard is one of my top three as well. Your adventures in mixing absinthe cocktails sounds interesting, although I haven't had much interest in mixing it with other alcohol personally. Welcome to the forums! :)

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