Posts Tagged ‘Absinthe Drinks’

Real European Absinthe

Posted on December 31st, 2008 by absinthejack
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Lucid Absinthe@Scottsdale’s Wine&Food Festival

Posted on October 28th, 2008 by absinthejack
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Last week there was a 3 day wine and food festival in Scottsdale Arizona that drew people from all over the US. Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” reality show’s winner Stephanie was in attendance along with other very notable chefs. Food And Wine Magazine was also there. But the highlight of the celebration, at least for me, was Saturday’s $85 per person “Great Tasting Event”. There were 40 restaurants and over 200 wineries and distilleries in attendance, all offering samples. Digestif Restaurant had several booths including one that they asked me to help with – the Lucid Absinthe from Ted Breaux and Viridian booth. We prepared the Lucid in the traditional way using a fountain, absinthe spoons and glasses. This drew allot of people in because of the ritual that everyone found facinating. We then poured the glasses into small plastic sample cups. This was one of the more popular booths, handing out over 600 samples to people and we had allot of return visits. It was very educational for people who had never heard of absinthe. And even people familiar with absinthe learned allot. A great time was had by all and I must say I’ve never seen such a large, well behaved group of really drunk people in my life. It was such a success that I’m sure we’ll be doing it again next year. Hope to see you there!


Absinthe Dinner and Party – Part 2

Posted on October 7th, 2008 by absinthejack
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Absinthe Dinner and Party

Posted on October 6th, 2008 by absinthejack
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Some of my absinthe collection

Some of my absinthe collection

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Ted and I discussing the finer points of absinthe
Ted and I discussing the finer points of absinthe
My family and friends

My family and friends

A sold out crowd enjoyed gourmet food and lots of absinthe last Sunday at Scottsdale restaurant Digestif. World renowned absinthe expert Ted Breaux was in house for the festivities. It was a 4 course dinner with an absinthe cocktail with each course. Between courses Ted talked about his absinthe experiences. He’s a really nice guy and very easy to talk to.  For the last course waiters brought out 50 fountains so that each person had their own tap for the last absinthe. How cool is that? I had a display of some of my absinthe memorabilia there as well. We had an awesome time and by the end of the night we were all very absinthe minded indeed. In the coming weeks I’ll be posting more pictures from this event, so stay tuned.

            All photos courtesy of Digestifs’ Mari Markogianis


Le Tourment Vert Absinthe

Posted on September 27th, 2008 by absinthejack
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Since the legalization of absinthe last year we’ve had some very good brands become available in the US. Sadly, this isn’t one of them. It has the aroma of dirty socks, the color of Scope mouthwash, no louche, and very little taste. I bought a bottle of this and it sits on my shelf unused except for the 1 drink I tried and a few drinks I’ve let others try. Does it have an absinthe buzz? I don’t know as I won’t drink the stuff. None of my friends wanted more than 1 drink either. The only good thing about this is the packaging and bottle. The bottle is really neat, but not neat enough to justify buying it. Unfortunately the makers of Le Tourment Vert spent all their efforts on the bottle and none on the contents.


Obsello hits the US

Posted on September 26th, 2008 by absinthejack
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Obsello absinthe has arrived in the US and I must say I’m pleasantly surprised. I sampled some at a local bar and I was very sceptical at first. Most Spanish absinthes have way too much anise in them for me. Also it has only 8 herbs in it, which I thought would give it a somewhat simple flavor. The one saving grace, I thought, is that it’s made from wine alcohol. Much to my surprise Obsello is actually very good. Not too much anise and a very nice flavor. It’s not as complex as Epoque or Maison, but good


What´s your favorite Absinthe Cocktail?

Posted on September 26th, 2008 by Absinthe.FM
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Absinthe Cocktail

Absinthe Cocktail

Hi, besides drinking Absinthe the classic way with water, I´m wondering what other ways exist to enjoy it. Any experiences?