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Pop Narcotic
post Sep 21 2012, 05:42 AM
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I had my first Absinthe experience in May at a local bar (a "fancy" bar,) …on a whim, I asked the waitress if they had any Absinthe, and, as it turned out, they did! They carried an American contribution to the spirit in St. George Absinthe. They presented the drink with sugar, and started it on fire (now i know better), and i was hooked.

For my 33rd birthday, a good friend of mine bought me a bottle of Kubler (one of the 3 brands that can be found in liquor stores in my place in the world. The others being Lucid, and Pernod, which i will not buy due to the fact that it derives its color from yellow dye number 5, and therefore, does not seem an accurate representation of true Absinthe.

Since that first bottle, my curiosity peaked, I subsequently bought a bottle of Lucid, which i did enjoy very much, though now I have come to understand that it is fairly stock, but a solid Absinthe nonetheless. I then found a website that offered an Absinthe sampler. With that, I have been able to sample; Clandestine, Libertine (which i found out later is not actually a true Absinthe as it has no Artemisia Absinthium), Doubs Mystique, Eichelberger, L'Originale, and Angelique Verte Suisse. I have since ordered a bottle of the American offering, Pacifique, which has received good reviews in the Buyers Guide.

I am a man of meager means and expensive tastes, so I have to limit myself to a bottle a month. Recommendations of reasonably priced Absinthes would be greatly appreciated.

I also had one quick question…how did dripping iced water slowly into the drink come about? I am aware that Absinthe was added to the water of French soldiers during WWI to prevent dissentary, but when was it discovered that the slow drip meathod really unleashed Absinthe's seductive qualities?
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Pop Narcotic   Hello from Fargo, North Dakota, USA   Sep 21 2012, 05:42 AM
Kirk   The slow drip probably derived from theories in Fr...   Sep 21 2012, 01:17 PM
L'Assommoir   Welcome ! :glassglow-hiram: No way around th...   Sep 21 2012, 05:47 PM
Pop Narcotic   AH! I was just about to correct my WWI error ...   Sep 21 2012, 11:29 PM
Zman   Welcome!   Sep 22 2012, 01:50 AM
SethP   Welcome! :cheers-hiram: I'm also a man ...   Sep 22 2012, 10:06 AM
Kirk   If you make an item by hand it may be possible to ...   Sep 22 2012, 12:59 PM
Patlow   Welcome.   Sep 23 2012, 12:29 AM

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