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Toulouse-Lautrec, a big absinthe fan, is credited with coming up with this cocktail. You mix 1/2 shot of absinthe with 1/2 shot of cognac, swirl in a brandy snifter, and drink. Due to the strong flavors of both absinthe and cognac I prepared it with a minor alteration. I poured 1/2 shot of each into an absinthe glass and added 8 oz. of ice water. I gave this a try while watching the Super Bowl and I’ve got to say it’s pretty tasty and packs a punch. I used Swiss LaBleue Clandestine absinthe and Remy Martin V.S.O.P cognac. Give it a try and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it.
Here’s a great recipe that’s perfect for the holidays. First, heat up some red wine (Merlot works well) in which you’ve placed a cinnamon stick or two and a few whole cloves. After heating, let the cinnamon and cloves steep for a while to draw out the essential oils. Then remove the cinnamon and cloves. Add some Suisse LaBleue Clandestine and a little bit of sugar. This one tastes great, will warm you up, and give you a nice buzz. Enjoy!
I really like this one! It is one of the smoothest, mildest, yet potent absinthes I have had. It has a very refined flavor, that at once is delicious and at the same time goes down like water. At 136 proof it’s quite strong, but at the same time I can’t detect even a hint of alcohol. This is one I’d love to drink sitting out by the pool in the Arizona sun. Experienced absintheurs will, I think, appreciate, the fineness of this and newbies will not be put off by a strong flavor, as I find is often the case. If you’re thinking of trying this one I’d really recommend getting two bottles as once you start drinking it you won’t want to stop, and the bottle will go way too fast (I know mine did )
This is a very good French Absinthe verte. The aroma has some notes I can’t quite put my finger on. The color is a beautiful emerald green and the louche is fast forming and quite thick and layered. It has a well rounded flavor where no one herb stands out or overpowers any other. The wine base does give it a slightly sweet, fruity taste. This is one I will be getting again! It’s available from our sister Absinthe Shop ALANDIA.de.
This might sound a bit extraordinary, but for Halloween I just prepared a special Absinthe Shot. As we have Halloween I stood in the supermarket thinking of a special ingredient to create an Absinthe Halloween shot as a welcome drink for our upcoming Halloween party. Hmm, what can I buy… I thought of pumpkin, the symbol of Halloween. Then I moved to the canned vegetable section and found pumpkin pieces in vinegar. You know these little orange pieces you add to a salad. My idea, put it in a shot glass, and fill the glass with Absinthe. I bought it and at home I used Gold68 as the prefered Absinthe, as this one mixed perfectly with the sweet and sour taste of the pumpkin. Let´s see how guest like it, it´s special, and I´m sure, the later the night, the more interest for this drink will come up…
We just received a new Absinthe at Absinthe.FM. Absinthe République, which is the ALANDIA version of Absinthe Coeur d´Absinthe from the Lemercier distillery. Coeur d´Absinthe aka Coeur d´Absinthe already received great reviews, for example in the French Absinthe forum heureverte.com. Coeur d´Absinthe also won the bronze medal at this years Absinthiades in Pontarlier, France. It is a triple distilled (results in a very smooth taste) Absinthe Blanche with some special ingredients like gentiane and thistle. We can highly recommend it.
Xtabentun (pronounced SHTA – BEN – TOON) is a honey anise liquor made from the flowers of the Xtabentun vine which only grows in the Yuccatan penninsula in Mexico. It has a strong honey-ansie flavor and a half shot makes a great sweetener for absinthe instead of sugar. It also has (supposedly) a slight psycho-active effect. If you can find, it’s worth trying.
in the last months we have cooperated with Ben Lopez from the Absinthe Review Network and have improved our Absinthe selection. Many premium/deluxe Absinthes were added and some lower quality Absinthes were skipped to make your Absinthe experience a long lasting one. Please have a look at the changes and leave your feedbacks, positive or negative, here.
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There’s a Mexican honey-anise liquor called Xtabentun (pronounced shta-ben-toon) that is excellent with absinthe, especially the LaBleues. You mix 1 shot of absinthe to 1/2 shot of Xtabentun to 8 ounces of ice water, no sugar. The Xtabentun really brings out the floral taste of the LaBleues. It also has some psychoactive properties that are enhanced by the thujone in absinthe. It’s actually kind of rare and you can get it in Mexico or by doing a search on the internet. It may be hard to find, but it’ll be worth the effort once you try it.