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Jade PF 1901 - Best preparation?

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I am new to Absinthe and want to start with something good (or I may never buy more after a bad experience of course!).

 

I am probably going to buy some Jade PF 1901 - has anyone advice on how to serve it? How much water, sugar for instance. I think this one may need a little less sugar than many for instance?

 

All down to personal taste, but I'd be interested in comments.

 

Thanks

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I'm not familiar with that absinthe. Each absinthe, I think, are loved or hated by someone. I love Pernod, Vieux Pontarlier, or St George. Try them. Enjoy them. Never buy anything with artificial flavor so or colors.... The world of good absinthes is waiting. Enjoy.

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Science is indeed wonderful, especially where it becomes Art..

 

Thanks for the links - I'd already seen the 'Serving Absinthe' page.. the video not, of course (nice!).

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My preferred ratio for Jade PF1901 is anywhere from 4.5 to 4.75:1 with sugar (1 cube), but as you say, it all comes down to personal taste.

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1901 is a great place to start. I would suggest the traditional pour and I usually stop at 4 parts water. I don't use any sugar but if you have a sweet tooth go for it.

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Thanks.. Actually I don't have a sweet tooth at all (I don't take sugar in tea or coffee) so maybe I should leave out the sugar too, first go round, and see how I get on. Am ordering from absintheonline.com...

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So, how did it go? 1901 is one of the best absinthes available, btw...I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I would refrain from adding sugar, at least until I tried it without first.

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Hi.

 

I received the bottles last week (1 x 1901 + 1 x 'Esprit d'Edouard'), but I haven't opened them yet! Probably at the weekend.

 

Will let you know - I'm looking forward to it! :shifty:

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Well, I tried the Edouard... I thought that in the end Absinthe may not be my 'thing', as I am not a great lover of aniseed flavoured drinks, be they French, Greek or whatever.

 

But I must say I was pretty impressed with the complexity of the stuff - lots of different flavours coming through other than aniseed of course (might as well drink ouzo otherwise!) and those flavours stay on the palate a good long time. Plus the joy of the colour changes/louche as you add the water.

 

I found, contrary to Pernod, Ricard etc., which I only like strong, one to one (ouzo gives me a queasy stomach, and I lived in Greece for 13 years so had ample chance to get used to it!), I liked the absinthe best with a lot more % ice-cold water, maybe 4 or even 5 to 1. I didn't add sugar at all...

 

So, final verdict? Well, I am glad I tried it and may well buy more when this lot's finished (it's only a 20cl bottle, for starters). Pity the good stuff is so expensive though!

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Dilution ratio for me also works better with about 4 or 5 to 1. At least when I drink premium absinthes (like Jade 1901 or Nouvelle-Orléans).

 

Premium absinthes is quite expensive though, but I think you should also try Libertine 72 or perhaps Soixante-Cinq.

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I use about 5 to 1 myself.

 

Yes, I have enjoyed the experience but would not pay these kind of prices again. As I said, although I am impressed by the complexity, at the end of the day aniseed is not one of my favourite flavours! I would perhaps buy a cheaper brand, so may look out for those you mention. Absinthe is certainly well above Ricard and Pastis (let alone Ouzo!) in the list of aperitifs I would spend money on!

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I've tried Jade PF 1901 with and without sugar, and I have to say I prefer it without. The louche is better, the flavor is better. The sugar changes the louche, and it's just a better show without it. In fact, after two glasses without sugar today, CF Berger and Edouard, I think I'll have a 1901 next... sans sucre

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