Sunday, November 30, 2008

Enter the Green Fairy...

"Absinthe Drinker" by Viktor Oliva

I was introduced to Absinthe this past week, a very interesting libation. I enjoyed it immensely. The really wonderful thing is, my friend left a bottle and a half with me. I've almost finished the half bottle.

I do so love a drink with a ritual...

The Classic French Absinthe Ritual

The classic French absinthe ritual involves placing a sugar cube on a flat perforated spoon, which
rests on the rim of the glass containing a measure or “dose” of absinthe. Iced water is then very
slowly dripped on to the sugar cube, which gradually dissolves and drips, along with the water, into
the absinthe, causing the green liquor to louche (“loosh”) into an opaque opalescent white as the
essential oils precipitate out of the alcoholic solution. Usually three to four parts water are added to
one part of 68% absinthe.

The Virtual Absinthe Museum - The World of Absinthe and Absinthe Antiques: Absinthe Spoons, Glasses, Fountains, Posters, Vintage Absinthe Bottles. Absinthe History and FAQ.

Poster critical of the ban on absinthe in Switzerland

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