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Did You Know Absinthe Is ...

Wormwood Society Logo• Not poisonous, and never was?
• Not hallucinogenic, and never was?
• Legal in the USA since the 1960s?
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Preparing Absinthe In Society

Properly preparing a glass of absinthe isn't as complicated as you may think.

Absinthe enthusiasts often refer to absinthe preparation as the "absinthe ritual", but it's not very different from making a cup of tea.

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Absinthe Evaluation Tutorial

Do you know how to tell a great absinthe from a so-so absinthe?  What does one look for, or demand, in a glass of absinthe?  Just as with fine wine, fine absinthe has a whole language and system for evaluation and tasting.

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Absinthe de Vichy

Absinthe de Vichy

 
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Wormwood Society Editor Comments
Based on a recipe found in French Algeria dating from after the ban of absinthe in France.

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Appearance: Clear and bright.

Louche: Not unlike the finished louche of your average Swiss Le Bleue. A bit thin, but not thin enough to be penalized.

Aroma: Minty and herbal. Refreshing and light.

Flavor: Way to sweet for me. Upon tasting how sweet it was, I took a closer look at the label and saw that it includes added sugar. That's too bad, as it seems to have quite a bit of potential. I understand that Phil was apparently staying true to the original recipe by adding the sugar, but it just doesn't sit well with me.

Finish: Quite a bit of sweetness with herbal undertones.

Overall: I'd love to try this without sugar. I can see it tasting quite nice. I believe there is quite a bit of potential with this brand, but absintheurs who do not use sugar will probably find this too cloying as it is now.
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Reviewed by Brian Robinson September 25, 2011
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Cloying as is, but has great potential

Appearance: Clear and bright.

Louche: Not unlike the finished louche of your average Swiss Le Bleue. A bit thin, but not thin enough to be penalized.

Aroma: Minty and herbal. Refreshing and light.

Flavor: Way to sweet for me. Upon tasting how sweet it was, I took a closer look at the label and saw that it includes added sugar. That's too bad, as it seems to have quite a bit of potential. I understand that Phil was apparently staying true to the original recipe by adding the sugar, but it just doesn't sit well with me.

Finish: Quite a bit of sweetness with herbal undertones.

Overall: I'd love to try this without sugar. I can see it tasting quite nice. I believe there is quite a bit of potential with this brand, but absintheurs who do not use sugar will probably find this too cloying as it is now.

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