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Donnie Darko (Besanšon)
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Post Number: 55
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 12:38 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

What's that line from "Snatch"? No sugar, thanks. I'm already sweet enough...
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Donnie--"What makes you think I'm not?"
Brett Tyre (Brett)
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Post Number: 157
Registered: 4-2002


Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 9:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I use Roger's Sugar sugar cubes (Rogers is a big Canadian sugar company). With a proper slow drip, the melt away completely, no pre-soaking required. With a little big of stirring, I can even get it so very little sugar is left in the bottom of the glass.
The Levitating Grin Salesman (Rimbaud)
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Post Number: 339
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 8:21 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I do the same thing as well.
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Monique Brazeau (Atomikpink)
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 6-2003


Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2003 - 10:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Greetings everyone... I like to use C&H sugar cubes. They work well and they're cheap too. I usually wet them down with a drop or two of pre-drip water and let them sit for 30 seconds or so, then start the slow drip. They always dissolve completely this way for me. I thought I was the only one who did this until I read an earlier post by Zman7. It really does work.
Raindog (Mephistopheles)
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Post Number: 23
Registered: 8-2003


Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 5:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I prefer my absinthe sans sugar. I suppose everyone has their own opinion of what is palatable.
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Celeste (Greeneyes)
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 7-2003


Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 5:28 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have the Saint Louis sugar cubes on hand, but usually I revert to the plain ol' C&H cubes I bought at the grocery store. They dissolve faster and are slightly smaller than the French stuff.
Bob (I_b_puffin)
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Post Number: 209
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 5:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Are sugar cubes really important to most of you? Most of the time I don't even bother with cubes and an absinthe spoon; I just pour granulated sugar in and use a teaspoon.
Z (Zman7)
Absinthe Mafia
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Post Number: 351
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 5:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yeah, Perruche sugar takes forever to dissolve. After reading that line from Betty's site, it only reinforces why you should just pass that one on by. Just use Domino, C&H, or whatever ya got. For the tough to dissolve ones I just wet them on the spoon, wait about 30 seconds, and continue to pour my water. Problem solved.
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Pastor of Muppets (Emmy)
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Post Number: 238
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Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 5:34 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

i have a bunch of individually wrapped St Louis and also some A La Perruche that i use... when i use sugar that is. i mainly take mine without sugar so when i use them it's usually to show folks how to do the ritual. i prefer the St Louis, they do melt more uniformly, but the differences in the end are subtle... the Perruche seems to have a softer flavor if i remember correctly. i'll have to do a side by side one of these days. like i said, i'm not much of a sugar person anyway.
Donnie Darko (Besanšon)
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Post Number: 52
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 3:03 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

http://store.yahoo.com/dcimports/sainlouiscom.html

Paris sugar cubes are also very nice. I don't know anybody who uses Perruche sugar.
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Donnie--"What makes you think I'm not?"
The Levitating Grin Salesman (Rimbaud)
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Username: Rimbaud

Post Number: 332
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 2:48 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

From Betina's site:
"French 'A La Perruche' sugar is a 1.1 lb box:
This sugar reminds one of white, fluffy,snowflakes. The water and sugar dilute in a smoother fashion to create the pearl/blue/gray/green cloudy, swirling louche that is an essential characteristic of absinthe."

What a load of fairy crap! I can get that stuff right near where I work, but I never bothered with it because I hear La Perruche cubes are like rocks and take forever to dissolve. Don't waste your money on that, or anything from Betty for that matter. Go to the supermarket and buy whatever they have. If they have more than one, try them all. Sugar is cheap. Absinthe, on the other hand...
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Tobi Whaley (Touchmoney)
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 2:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

i know that Betina sells a certain type of sugar for absinthe http://www.allthingsabsinthe.com/antiqueshop.html# I was wondering if it was worth it to get this or just stick with domino from the store?
The Levitating Grin Salesman (Rimbaud)
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Username: Rimbaud

Post Number: 328
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 7:07 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

That's what I use, the Domino Hostess Crystal Tablets. They dissolve within 2-3 minutes or so. And they look way cooler than the Dots. Man.
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Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
Absinthe Mafia
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Post Number: 385
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Try these instead


http://www.dominosugar.com/store/product.asp?p=1
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Kaseijin (Kaseijin)
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 - 9:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I haven't been doing this long enough to experience more than two boxes of sugar cubes, so this observation may be empirically useless, but here's what I've noticed::

Box 1 - I have for myself a box of Imperial sugar cubes. They break up really fast and make for a nice, dramatic effect, but they don't quite seem to dissolve completely. They leave a sugary sediment in the bottom of the glass. Depending on how you look at it, this may be a good thing...that last sip is really sweet!

Box 2 - I heard since purchasing the Imperial cubes that Domino Dots worked better, and were "preferred" over Imperial. A friend of mine liked my first bottle of Emile so well, a bunch of us chipped in and got him his own set. I got the Domino Dots for him, thinking it the better brand of sugar. Dots seem to take forever to dissolve! These are some freaking hard sugar cubes. It may be my eyes deceiving me, but I think you can even tell how much more dense they are visually. A cube is one tsp of sugar, correct? The dots *look* smaller than the Imperials, but seem a tad smaller. Anyway, the point is that they really don't like to dissolve. Something good about them is that, once they *do* dissolve, they seem to dissolve a lot more completely. I noticed no residue in any of 4 glasses.


The total dissolution is nice, but I think I may still stick with the Imperials. *shrug* Any other good brands out there?
The Red Pigeon (Icarus)
Elitist Bastard
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Post Number: 586
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 - 8:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Domino dots dissolve really slowly. Don't fret, a slow drip should work by the time you reach a 4:1 ratio.

I use Opie sugar, but that's hard to find...
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Tobi Whaley (Touchmoney)
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Username: Touchmoney

Post Number: 11
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 - 8:01 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I recently tried out the sugar ritual with my new spoon, so I went to the store and bought some sugar cubes. When I got home to try out my new spoon the cube didnt disolve as much as I had expected or had witnessed when my friend did it. I was wondering if there was a certain type of sugar I should buy or if I should just try pouring the water slower?

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