Absinthe Sugar: Do you need it?

Today’s topic is a question that a good number of people are dealing with in regards to preparing and consuming Absinthe, especially Absintheurs that are new to the world of Absinthe. That is why we want to address it, in order to make it easier for you to understand what this is about.    …Continue reading “Absinthe Sugar: Do you need it?”

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?”

Burning Absinthe – Why people (still) do it…

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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…”

Iconic & Original Absinthe Accessories

When it comes to Absinthe, there is one factor, which is, to many, more important than the Absinthe itself: The Absinthe Accessories. In our article about Absinthe Rituals you already found out, why they are pretty important. In the following article we want to provide you with an overview about the most iconic Absinthe Accessories.

Original Absinthe Accessories: Spoons

Once can say, an Absinthe spoon is the most iconic Absinthe accessory. Because Absinthe spoons are only used for drinking Absinthe. They have no other function. With other accessories, like Absinthe glasses or carafes it is different. They were and are often used as well for other drinks.    …Continue reading “Iconic & Original Absinthe Accessories”

What is an Absinthe Glass?

To drink Absinthe the traditional way, you need to have an original Absinthe glass. But what exactly makes a glass an Absinthe glass? We will give you the answer and inform you this week about Absinthe Glasses.

Absinthe Glass: The historic evolution

In its early days Absinthe has been served in the same glasses as every other drink. Since Absinthe has a deeper cultural meaning and gained in popularity a specific design became popular. As you most certainly know a glass for Absinthe normally has a short thick stem, as well as a reservoir in order to measure how much Absinthe you need to pour for one serving. Such a glass is called ‘reservoir glass’. The Pontarlier design was the first specific Absinthe glass. It has as well another indicator, a faceting, to help adding the right amount of water. In the following picture you can see these design characteristics:    …Continue reading “What is an Absinthe Glass?”

Absinthe Ritual: How to drink Absinthe

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”