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#1 muggle

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:05 PM

Hey there, 

 

Been intrigued by Absinthe for a while, but only recently realized that most of what I thought was true about the spirit was actually a fantasy cooked up in a hollywood studio.

 

Thinking of Absinthe preparation more like making a cup of coffee has helped me devise a better tasting beverage and a more enjoyable experience. My current favorite glass consists of first dissolving a teaspoon of agave nectar in the Absinthe, followed by melting ice directly in the glass of spirits. The melting ice creates a beautiful fragrant and flavorful louche.  I prefer the mixture on the stronger side, with about a 1:4 absinthe/water ratio.

 

Nice to meet y'all,

cheers!

 

d. 

 

 

 



#2 Brian Robinson

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:35 PM

Welcome! I tend to go with about 3:1 water:absinthe ratio, but that's the beauty of it. You can scale it to taste. :)
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#3 Absomphe

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:41 PM

Greetings! :cheers: 


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

You got a problem with that?


#4 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:58 PM

Hello and Welcome! :cheers:



#5 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:26 PM

Welcome, I'm also a one part absinthe to 4 parts water kinda guy.


If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

Marc Bernhard, owner and Master Distiller of Pacific Distillery LLC
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#6 Joe Legate

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:36 PM

Welcome to the Forum! 

To each their own.  As long as you aren't shooting shots or setting it on fire, you're probably doing just fine. :cheers:



#7 fingerpickinblue

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:07 PM

Welcome to the WS! :cheers:


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#8 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 05:43 AM

Welcome! (from SFO, currently)



#9 Derrick

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:49 AM

Welcome!   :cheers:


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

#10 Georges Meliès

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:24 AM

Greetings from Marin county. :wave2:

 

I tend to go anywhere from 3:1 to 3.5:1.



#11 muggle

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:16 PM

Welcome to the Forum! 

To each their own.  As long as you aren't shooting shots or setting it on fire, you're probably doing just fine. :cheers:

 

Unfortunately I've committed every Absinthe crime known to man, but I'm here to pay repentance. Embarrassed to admit that I once thought that everclear steeped in wormwood, with flaming dollops of caramelized sugar was absinthe. 

 

My first real taste was Kübler, and I'm eagerly awating the arrival of Marteau and Pacifique to expand my palette. 

 

cheers, 

d.



#12 Ghostorm

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:27 PM

Welcome! :cheers:



#13 DanPatrick

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:05 AM

I've yet to try Pacifique, but you can't go wrong with a Marteau! I'm sipping one right now :) Welcome!

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:31 AM

Welcome!



#15 Absomphe

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:47 AM

I've yet to try Pacifique

A delightful, nuanced, beautifully balanced (somewhat wormwood forward), and totally authentic rendering of an 1855 Montpelier recipe. :thumbup:


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

You got a problem with that?


#16 Joe Legate

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:43 PM

Welcome to the Forum! 

To each their own.  As long as you aren't shooting shots or setting it on fire, you're probably doing just fine. :cheers:

 

Unfortunately I've committed every Absinthe crime known to man, but I'm here to pay repentance. Embarrassed to admit that I once thought that everclear steeped in wormwood, with flaming dollops of caramelized sugar was absinthe. 

 

Many of us have committed similar sins.  I steeped wormwood in pastis, thinking pastis is just absinthe without the wormwood...wrong on so many different levels! :no2:




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