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Michael (Maddog)
Paysan
Username: Maddog

Post Number: 4
Registered: 3-2002


Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yeah, there's only one problem: When first out of the strainer, there's an ever-so-slight louche which makes the drink look like my toilet bowl after a rough night with Serpis!
Sorry for the image!
mattm3 (Mattm3)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Mattm3

Post Number: 411
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 9:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

French Manhattan! Sounds like an Iraqi terrorist's dream!
How sweet life can be when the misery of ones existance is blurred by slight intoxication!!!

August Strindburg
Michael (Maddog)
Paysan
Username: Maddog

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2002


Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Try it!
ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Louched_liver

Post Number: 1853
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 8:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

FranHattan.
Will work for absinthe.
Michael (Maddog)
Paysan
Username: Maddog

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2002
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 6:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks. Sweet was all I had, so I didn't think very hard about it. It wasn't bad though.
French Manhattan? That's pretty funny.
Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 590
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 6:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Whaaa! No! French Vermouth is the dry white, the sweet red is Italian. You've created the French Manhattan.
Michael Madary Jr. (Maddog)
Paysan
Username: Maddog

Post Number: 1
Registered: 3-2002
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 6:00 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

It just so happened that my meager liqueur cabinet included the ingredients for a Dixie. Instead of using my last few drops of Pernod 68, I used Herbsaint for the drink. Man, I was skeptical about the mix, but it was really good. I used sweet vermouth, dry Seagram’s gin, and garnished with a lemon peel. Does French vermouth mean sweet vermouth? My Dixie was the color of iced tea, tasted herbal, and knocked me pretty good.
Thank you to Ms. Admin for mentioning the recipe.
ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Louched_liver

Post Number: 1851
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 3:10 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Goddam, that does cause the Liver to lick his lips.

As opposed to someone else's, like usual.
Will work for absinthe.
Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 589
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 1:44 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

That's also called a "French Martini", made in a shaker with ice. Have 'em all the time. Especially good with Tanqueray Mallorca Gin, which is more herbal.
mattm3 (Mattm3)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Mattm3

Post Number: 406
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 10:21 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Has anyone tried that "dixie" drink? Absinthe and gin, hmmm.
How sweet life can be when the misery of ones existance is blurred by slight intoxication!!!

August Strindburg
ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Louched_liver

Post Number: 1840
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 3:19 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Kinda doesn't.
Will work for absinthe.
The Red Pigeon (Icarus)
le Duc
Username: Icarus

Post Number: 341
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 10:34 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

A.A.-L.L. It kinda goes together.
mattm3 (Mattm3)
le Duc
Username: Mattm3

Post Number: 398
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 8:10 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hey Louchie I will trade you a nice power mower for a bottle of Abs. Auth. Hey the initials are A.A. , Kinda spooky!
How sweet life can be when the misery of ones existance is blurred by slight intoxication!!!

August Strindburg
ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Louched_liver

Post Number: 1821
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 11:00 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hee, hee!!!!!!!!!!
Will work for absinthe.
The Red Pigeon (Icarus)
le Duc
Username: Icarus

Post Number: 330
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 10:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Or after seeing your scary pale self out working in the yard... much, much less.
ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Louched_liver

Post Number: 1816
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 3:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You'd think, being in Absinthetown, and right next to the mayor's joint, it'd be much, much more.
Will work for absinthe.
Jack Collins (_blackjack_)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: _blackjack_

Post Number: 999
Registered: 11-2000


Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 3:42 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


quote:

I know of an end of row home right in my back yard that is going to sell for less than $25,000.




Heh. Location location location, I guess. Around here, that wouldn't buy you a parking space.
Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
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Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 582
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 6:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I've got some old cocktail books, including some from Prohibition. They're chock full of Absinthe cocktails. Considering ALL liquor was banned during Prohibition, the Absinthe ban didn't mean much. I'll bet there was Bathtub Absinthe just like there was Bathtub Gin.
mattm3 (Mattm3)
le Duc
Username: Mattm3

Post Number: 391
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 5:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Reno is great for smut.

Hopefully not Janet Reno!
How sweet life can be when the misery of ones existance is blurred by slight intoxication!!!

August Strindburg
ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Louched_liver

Post Number: 1805
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 5:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

That is one kickass tray Kalladmin, and yes, you do need a bigger apt. I know of an end of row home right in my back yard that is going to sell for less than $25,000. Dogboy and I checked it out yesterday. 3 bedrooms, 1,200 sq. ft. You can see the side of it in that picture w/me and the lawnmower where it looks like I'm melting. Bonus is, you get the view of my killer yard w/out the maintenance.

I also have a recipe book from 20+ years post ban that is full of absinthe recipes. I'm guessing they were just lazy.
Will work for absinthe.
Z (Zman7)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Zman7

Post Number: 299
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 11:39 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

As for the Dixie, is it made in the same fashion as a martini? It sounds interesting.
Imperial Order of Absinthe
Kallisti (Admin)
Madame Guillotine
Username: Admin

Post Number: 1050
Registered: 1-1998


Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 10:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My life is full of knicknacks. I need a larger apartment. Also got some nice candid stripper postcards from the 50's ... naked and everything! Reno is great for smut.

BJ, It's like an Absinthe Martini isn't it?

Also, worth note, yet another source that assumes absinthe is still available. I have a cocktail book from the 40's that is filled with absinthe cocktails, that's where most of the cocktails in the recipe section came from. Were editors just lazy, or did they assume that it could be obtained given the right circumstances ... liiiiike ... a whorehouse in New Orleans, for example! Hehe

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Jack Collins (_blackjack_)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: _blackjack_

Post Number: 997
Registered: 11-2000


Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 10:27 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I guess I re-discovered the Dixie cocktail, because that's one of my favorite mixes...
MC Peepants (Fluffy_g)
le Vicomte
Username: Fluffy_g

Post Number: 56
Registered: 3-2003


Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 10:27 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You always seem to find/have to coolest little nicknacks.
Kallisti (Admin)
Madame Guillotine
Username: Admin

Post Number: 1049
Registered: 1-1998


Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 10:03 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

well, on this cocktail tray at least. Picked this up in Reno this weekend. It's sweeee-eeet.

I had to have it before I noticed the absinthe in the Dixie cocktail. But that clinched it. The tray is dated 1933 down in the left corner, same year my dad was born.

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doggies!

dixie
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