Saturday, August 26, 2006

Cocktail recipes at Liqueurs de France

Absinthe cocktail recipes at Liqueurs de France includes absinthe drip (traditional), panachée, sazerac (first cocktail ever?), and of course the absinthe frappé.

Friday, August 25, 2006

IWSC 2006 winners for absinthe

Winners were announced July 20 for the 2006 International Wine and Spirit (IWS) Competition:

Tasting Category Country Award Winning Spirit Producer
Absinthe 55% France Silver (best in class) Doubs Premium Absinthe TNB (Pty) Ltd
Absinthe 60% France Silver (best in class) Amer aux plantes d'Absinthe Combier Combier
Absinthe 68% France Silver (best in class) Absinthe Nouvelle-Orleans 68% Jade Liqueurs
Absinthe 72% Switzerland Gold (best in class) Absinthe Duplais Matter-Luginbühl
France Silver Absinthe Edouard 72% Jade Liqueurs

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

About Absinthe in New Orleans

Old Absinthe House, New Orleans, LA

Gumbopages article about the history of absinthe in New Orleans, linking to the "Good to the Last Drip" cover story article (12/17/02) in the Gambit Weekly.

Friday, August 18, 2006


Gotta get me one/some...

Oxygenee's "The Absinthe Spoon" (or is it "Absinthe Frenchman Spoon"?!) has "Classic" and "Fée Verte" models, €150 (~$192) each: has a slightly different "classic" model for £99.95 (~$188):

La Maison d'Absinthe in New Orleans has the "Lady" and "#2" models for $160 (2-spigot) and $225 (4-spigot).

Everything Absinthe (eBay store) has a few "lady" and "classic" fountains for $145-$175.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

French sites

L'Heure Verte
is a good starting point... need to brush up on le Francais...

Vert d'Absinthe

Lovely shop
in Paris has a (2nd edition) copy of Marie-Claude Delahaye's "L'Absinthe : Histoire de la Fée verte".

Friday, August 11, 2006

Absinthe: The Circus?

What next-- a breakfast cereal?!

"Absinthe" at Spiegeltent (NYC)
: "Imagine Cirque du Soleil as channeled through “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and painted by George Gros."

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A case of Edouard

Sweet party last night at Brickyard in Boston-- all of Ted Breaux' varieties, and a few others. To get enough, employees ordered max qty for weeks... and there's lots left. They're going to win awards for work they do on the 'sinthe; not sure if they understand that... First class party with glasses, spoons, and even two fountains. The Edouard clearly contains Artemisia pontica in the seasoning herbs-- damn that Ted Breaux!

MANY thanks to the hosts for their warm hospitality!