Absinthe Cocktails: The Green Beast

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We all know the movie The Beauty and the Beast. Today we have not two different persons, but rather one drink, which can be characterised with both words. The Green Beast is not only a yummy Absinthe cocktail, especially for rookies in the Absinthe community, but also a very beautiful one. The light green color can easily cheer you up on those rainy summer days that many of us hate.    …Continue reading “Absinthe Cocktails: The Green Beast”

Did the RMS Titanic carry Absinthe?

Welcome back dear friend. This weeks topic is a very controversial and also interesting one. We are sure you will love it. We will discuss whether there was Absinthe on the Titanic or not. It also has been discussed recently within the Absinthe community, which is why we wanted to talk about it, in order to give some more information. Of course, if the Titanic actually carried Absinthe, it would be awesome to be able to get ones hand on some!    …Continue reading “Did the RMS Titanic carry Absinthe?”

Absinthe and Water: That’s what you need to know

Dear Absintheur! This week you are in for a special post, because we are talking about the maybe second biggest thing for Absintheurs: Water. Why is water so important? Well, because you use it every time that you prepare your Absinthe! We feel that this is not talked about enough, which is why we want to discuss Absinthe and Water in this weeks post.    …Continue reading “Absinthe and Water: That’s what you need to know”

GABA: What does it have to do with Absinthe & Thujone?

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We are happy to welcome you back to this weeks post! Last time we talked about Absinthe & Thujone. Today we will add some info to this topic. We will talk about an ingredient, which is less known, but also connected to Absinthe & Thujone: GABA.    …Continue reading “GABA: What does it have to do with Absinthe & Thujone?”

Thujone: Why did it give Absinthe such a bad reputation?

We are pleased to welcome you back to our Absinthe blog. We have often talked about it, and we still get many inquiries from customers about this topic. But we never went into too much detail. Today´s topic is therefore a very basic part of Absinthe. It is apparently also one of the reasons for the Absinthe Prohibition. By now you will probably already know. It is about Thujone and Absinthe.

(PLEASE NOTE BEFORE READING: This post, just as all other ones on this blog, are for information purposes. That means we like to provide you with some information that are hopefully, at least partially, new to you.)    …Continue reading “Thujone: Why did it give Absinthe such a bad reputation?”

Why does Absinthe loose its green color?

Welcome back dear Absintheur, as always we want to give you some interesting background information about our favorite drink, Absinthe. Therefore, we will find today an answer to the question why Absinthe can loose its green color over time? We have received some questions regarding this topic. Let’s get right into it!    …Continue reading “Why does Absinthe loose its green color?”

Absinthe on YouTube: Educative or just stupid!

YouTube has emerged to one of the biggest Social Media platforms. Everyday thousands of hours of video are uploaded and of course videos related to Absinthe also take a tiny part in that. However, there are very different type of videos. Some videos are not really related to Absinthe too much and others are packed with information about your favorite alcoholic beverage. You will also find lots of cocktail recipes, which we can only recommend you to check out.

However, we picked out two Absinthe Videos on YouTube that we found especially well done. They also represent the two types of videos of Absinthe on YouTube that you will typically find.    …Continue reading “Absinthe on YouTube: Educative or just stupid!”

Absinthe Banned: The story of Jean Lanfray

In September 2016, in our Absinthe Prohibition Post we told you about a farmer, who supposedly killed his family under the influence of Absinthe. Absinthe, however, was not the reason for his actions, since two ounces of Absinthe are not nearly as influential as excessive amounts of hard liquor and wine. However, Absinthe was banned shortly after this incident. Therefore we want to tell you more about the story of that farmer: Jean Lanfray.    …Continue reading “Absinthe Banned: The story of Jean Lanfray”

Famous Absinthe Cocktail: Death in the Afternoon

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Just by the title most of you will already know what this blog post is about, but some of you probably won’t. It’s a cocktail Hemingway invented and enjoyed, and yes, it is made with Absinthe – who would have thought that ;-)?

Absinthe Cocktail “Death in the Afternoon”: The Context

Death in the Afternoon, which is sometimes also called the Hemingway or Hemingway Champagne, is a classy drink. As one can imagine by its name, it has been invented by Ernest Hemingway, whom the majority of you should already be familiar with as a famous Absintheur.    …Continue reading “Famous Absinthe Cocktail: Death in the Afternoon”

The first American (Absinthe) Cocktail: The Sazerac

Dear Absintheur! We like to drink our glass of Absinthe the traditional way with cold water. But sometimes we also enjoy Absinthe as a cocktail. Our favorite Absinthe cocktail is the Sazerac. Rumor has it that it is the oldest American cocktail…

Absinthe Cocktail “Sazerac”: The History

To find out more about the meaning of the name “Sazerac” we have to go back all the way to the year 1850, where Sewell Taylor sold his bar The Merchants Exchange Coffee House, which was located in the New Orleans area.    …Continue reading “The first American (Absinthe) Cocktail: The Sazerac”