We have talked about different ways how to prepare Absinthe already. However, there is one more ritual that we have not yet talked about, but it is a big part of history as well: An Absinthe Gommée. Maybe some of you, already know what it is, but it seems, that this way of drinking Absinthe has been forgotten over the years! …Continue reading “Absinthe Gommée: The forgotten Absinthe Ritual”
Welcome back dear friend! Happy to see you in 2017, we do hope that you had a wonderful time. We do have a topic today that we have been burning (see what we did here?! 🙂 ) to tell you about: Burning Absinthe. We’re sure you know some drinks that can burn (as in our title picture). But how about setting Absinthe on fire…? …Continue reading “Burning Absinthe — Why people (still) do it…”
You have already learned a lot about Absinthe and how to make Absinthe the right way. Today we want to tell you more about the fascinating Absinthe Ritual. We will give you advice how to drink Absinthe traditionally and we we will also explain the reason behind the ritual.
How to drink Absinthe: The original French Ritual
The original way of preparing Absinthe is called the French Absinthe Ritual, which describes as well the historical roots of the drink. The focus is set on the “Louche”, the change of Absinthe´s color when it is diluted with ice cold water. …Continue reading “Absinthe Ritual: How to drink Absinthe”
Welcome back, glad to have you here! Absinthe Spoons are an important accessory of the Absinthe culture. This week we will give you some more information about this iconic accessory: The Absinthe Spoon. We will briefly explain how to use an Absinthe spoon, in case you are new to the world of Absinthe. Additionally, we present some historical facts about their usage. There are as well many different spoon designs available. Therefore we will give you as well an overview about the different styles.
Why do you need Absinthe Spoons?
Back in the 19th century, people had a sweet tongue. Bitter flavors did not meet the taste of many customers. Therefore it became apparent really quick, that sugar should be added to Absinthe. But, chemically spoken, sugar does not mix with alcohol, which Absinthe is mostly made of. This is why you have to add water, in order for the sugar to be dissolved due to a lower percentage of alcohol. …Continue reading “Absinthe Spoons and their usage”
Dear Absintheur, this is our latest arrival, the Slipstream Absinthe Pipe! This unique pipe was invented to bring together a convenient modern day Absinthe experience that embraces the traditional roots of the Absinthe louche ritual. Sipping Absinthe with this pipe is a real experience! It creates the best louche ever! We especially like this absinthe accessory as it was inventend by a friend of us, Dimitri. 6 years ago we met at the “Fete de l´Absinthe” Absinthe festival in Boveresse (Switzerland). At this time Dimitri already had some ideas how one can optimize the louche experience. Nevertheless it took some years till the first prototype was available. Now, 6 years later fortunately the vague idea became a real product, the Slipstream Absinthe Pipe is now available for sale! …Continue reading “The new Slipstream Absinthe Pipe Ritual”
It took a long time, but now they are here: The one and only replica Absinthe Fountain! Absinthe fountains drive the Absinthe ritual to perfection. You fill the glass bowl with ice cubes and water and then let the water drip through the spigots into your Absinthe glass. It creates the best louche ever! And these Absinthe fountains are also nice to look at, even when they are not in use…
Check out the premium Absinthe Fountain AAA and watch a video of the Absinthe fountain ritual! We also received new stock of Absinthe Brouilleurs. These little absinthe accessories are placed over your Absinthe glass and are also used to blend the Absinthe with water.
And the handmade version of the famous Absinthe Glass Reservoir Pontarlier has arrived. These glasses are the most authentic Absinthe glasses. They have a reservoir in the stem to measure the correct serving size of Absinthe. Check them out here: Absinthe Glass Reservoir Pontarlier
This is the first of a series of videos dealing with the different kind of preparations of Absinthe. Absintheurs call this part ritual, because it´s exactly this!
You take your time, get your favourite Absinthe off the shelf, a stylish Absinthe glass, have your icecold water prepared, your spoon ready and some sugar cubes nearby… Here you go… Sometimes it´s different: You have a brandnew, never-tried-before Absinthe, maybe a new Absinthe accessory like an Absinthe fountain or an Absinthe brouille and a different kind of preparation. We will show that later down the road, but first things first and this of course can only be The Classic French Absinthe Ritual. Feel free to post any comments about this ritual, maybe you have some slight variations for us.