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I thought I'd try the Ernest Hemingway "Death in the Afternoon". I have some Angelique mixed with Korbel Brut Champagne, no sugar added as I figured the champagne would be sweet enough. It's not a bad mix, but I think I prefer a water louched absinthe with a cube or two of sugar. Maybe I'll try it again when my Jade PF 1901 arrives later this week.

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I think Death in the Afternoons are best with only a splash of absinthe, not one or two ounces as suggested. Also, I've had better success with cheap, sweet sparkling wine.

 

I'm drinking some fruity lambic beer. First a sour raspberry one while I was cooking dinner, and now a sweeter cherry one.

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I think Death in the Afternoons are best with only a splash of absinthe, not one or two ounces as suggested. Also, I've had better success with cheap, sweet sparkling wine.

 

I'm drinking some fruity lambic beer. First a sour raspberry one while I was cooking dinner, and now a sweeter cherry one.

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Maybe that was my mistake. I used a full dosage of absinthe, and the taste was a bit overpowering. Thanks for the suggestion!

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A double-jigger of... something. Courting (contrived) disaster the best way I know how; one grin and sip at-a-time.

 

Bottoms up.

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I think Death in the Afternoons are best with only a splash of absinthe, not one or two ounces as suggested. Also, I've had better success with cheap, sweet sparkling wine.

 

I've spent the long, hot summer drinking these made with cheap & cheerful Cupcake prosecco, a sugar cube and half-ish dose of absinthe (works best with absinthes that have floral/fruity notes like Meadow of Love, Ridge & Leopold Bros.).

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My Jade PF 1901 arrived today from Alandia and it is a very nice absinthe. The color was a greenish-yellow tint with a very natural look. I added in the water too quickly so missed the very nice louche that others have mentioned. I used two sugar cubes for sweetness and the initial bouquet was very pleasant and not overpowering or artificial smelling. The taste is very pleasant with a bit of a tongue numbness. A very pleasant absinthe and probably the best of the limited varieties I've had the chance to try. I could see keeping this in stock in my home bar.

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I thought I'd try the Ernest Hemingway "Death in the Afternoon". I have some Angelique mixed with Korbel Brut Champagne, no sugar added as I figured the champagne would be sweet enough. It's not a bad mix, but I think I prefer a water louched absinthe with a cube or two of sugar. Maybe I'll try it again when my Jade PF 1901 arrives later this week.

 

Yup. A half-ounce, and a nice cava or prosecco (demi's are lovely) make this far better than Ernie's recipe.

 

...unless you're rocking pre-ban and Dom, that is... :dev-cheers:

 

I am delighted to report that tonight, after much waiting, I'll be drinking Damiana margarita's. My shipment of Damiana has finally arrived, and I can't wait!

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Currently louching up a glass of Maison Fontaine, and getting the ingredients measured for my next batch of fudge, white chocolate!

 

:cheers:

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Ron, Grim, Vanessa, Attack Accountant, Jules and I plowed through 3 bottles of Ridge (Verte and 2 protos) in two days.

 

Plus last night... that makes sense of the fog and patchy memories!

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I am delighted to report that tonight, after much waiting, I'll be drinking Damiana margarita's. My shipment of Damiana has finally arrived, and I can't wait!

 

Sweet Mother, Mary and Joseph! That could possibly be the BEST margarita I have ever had! /happydance.

 

So, I have been trying to find Damiana for a while now (no surprise- not easy to get here in MN), but after a bunch of searching, I was able to procure this fine, fine spirit from Mexico, made (largely) from the damiana plant.

 

I think this is worthy of a post in the Cocktail Club, so I am going to break two rules here- Self-quoting, and double-posting in different areas.

 

Muhahaha!

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Heiniken. Has been awhile since I had one. Quite refreshing.

 

Yeah, but I can't believe the price is about the same as Fuller's ESB.

 

Especially since the taste is like night and day. :harhar: :dev-cheers:

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