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…”

Special Absinthe Drink: New Years Edition

New Years Eve always requires a lot of drinking, especially being with all the friends and family. It can get boring, drinking the same drinks over and over again. We thought of something special that combines your love of Absinthe with the traditional way to introduce the New Year.

Special Absinthe Drink: That’s why we came up with it

Unfortunately Absinthe is not a beverage that everybody likes. The liquorice taste is for newbies sometimes simply too strong. However, we wanted you to be able to enjoy Absinthe, at least somehow, when introducing the year 2017. Most people start the new year by clinking glasses filled with sparkling wine, so can you this year!    …Continue reading “Special Absinthe Drink: New Years Edition”

Absinthe Miniatures: Smaller size, same taste

This week we have something cute for you: Absinthe Miniature Bottles. You probably ask yourself why you need them, we are going to tell you!

Absinthe Miniatures: Why smaller sized bottles

As Absinthe heavily relies on different ingredients and different herbs, customers tend to have different tastes. So sample size is one reason, but there still is another reason to it: The appearance. Hardly anybody can deny the beauty of smaller sized Absinthe bottles, especially when the Absinthe miniature bottles look like their bigger counterparts.    …Continue reading “Absinthe Miniatures: Smaller size, same taste”

Best Absinthe 2016

Now, that 2016 is almost over a lot of people wonder about the Best Absinthe of 2016. Obviously, this is subjective. However, we want to provide you with our Bestsellers of 2016. This in conclusion means that these Absinthes are also our customers favorites.

The Best Absinthe 2016

Absinthe Strong68 is a great Absinthe, that represents the typical wormwood flavor like no other. The high wormwood concentration results in a slightly bitter taste. It provides you with the real Absinthe experience.    …Continue reading “Best Absinthe 2016”

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”

Absinthe as a gift for Christmas

First of all we want to wish you happy holidays, we hope you already enjoyed the time! Here at ALANDIA we, as many other people, start preparing for Christmas, which is why we want to provide you with some great Absinthe gift ideas for Christmas.

Absinthe as a gift for Christmas: The Starter Set

From our experience we know that there are a lot of people out there wanting to try Absinthe, but they have not made the final step just yet. Now, when trying a new product, you often do not want to get a big size and optimally you want to have different kind of varieties to try. That is why we have put together the Absinthe Starter Set  – it is as well the perfect gift for Christmas!    …Continue reading “Absinthe as a gift for Christmas”

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”

Absinthe Reviews: How to find the best Absinthe

When it comes to Absinthe, quality is really important. That’s why we give you a deeper insight on how to find the Best Absinthe.

How to find the Best Absinthe: How to evaluate quality

In our previous article “How to make Absinthe the right way” we already mentioned, that quality Absinthe should be distilled and naturally colored. These are the objective quality measures. You can also say, it is the prerequisite for a good Absinthe. Other than that, as you can imagine, there is not one right method. But there are quality measures that have been developed by experienced Absintheurs to judge Absinthes. This is how the quality measures are split up in many forums and Absinthe tasting events:

Appearance (about 15%), Louche (about 15%), Aroma (about 20%), Flavor and Mouthfeel (20%), Finish (10%), and Overall Impression (20%).    …Continue reading “Absinthe Reviews: How to find the best Absinthe”

Absinthe Spoons and their usage

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”