This Austrian Absinthe has a unique taste because of its anise free recipe. Its taste reminds of the scent of viola. It has a strong Absinthe effect, and can be mixed as well with Coke or Red Bull. The green coloration of this Absinthe is achieved without artificial colorings. The taste of Mata Hari reminds a bit of "Christmas" as some typical Christmas spices like cinnamon and clove are part of its recipe. Overall a pretty special Absinthe that you should try at least once to decide if you like it or not.
Mata Hari, who gave this Absinthe its name?
Margaretha Geertruida Zelle MacLeod (*1876; †1917) was a Dutch woman better know by her stage name Mata Hari. In 1903, Margaretha moved to Paris. By 1905, she named herself Mata Hari and began to win fame as an exotic dancer. Mata Hari brought a carefree provocative style to the stage. The most celebrated segment of her act was her progressive shedding of clothing until she wore just a jeweled bra and some ornaments upon her arms and head. During World War I, the Netherlands remained neutral. As a Dutch, Zelle was thus able to cross national borders freely. In January 1917, the German military attaché in Madrid transmitted radio messages to Berlin describing the helpful activities of a German spy code-named H-21. French intelligence agents intercepted the messages and, from the information it contained, identified H-21 as Mata Hari. On 13 February 1917, Mata Hari was arrested in her room at the Hotel Elysée Palace on the Champs Elysées in Paris. She was put on trial on 24 July, accused of spying for Germany, and consequently causing the deaths of at least 50,000 soldiers. She was executed by firing squad on 15 October 1917, at the age of 41...
|Country of Origin:||Austria|
|Tasting Notes:||Sweet, non-licorice taste with notes of viola|
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Would I buy it again? No.
Am I glad I have a bottle of it in my supply? Yes.
How did we drink it? Death in the Afternoon.
The taste is horrible, like drinking dust with baby powder. The effect is minimal at best. And as I already stated, it gave me a hang over! YUK! Just YUK!
I would love to know which ingredient makes this louche?! The louche starts as an iridescent fiery green growing into a milky-green, deep red, refraction of any back lighting to finish as a lite spinach-green, deep, opaque milk cloud.
This isn't the best Absinthe I have had. It is definitely worth keeping around if even for a change of pace from your usual favorites.
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