Lucid Absinthe Blog 8/30/2013

Whole Foods is now selling a cookie dough made with Lucid Absinthe! It’s called “Absinthe Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough” and Ted Breaux says, “There’s just enough Lucid to tease, which is the way it should be.” Check for in-store tastings at a Whole Foods near you!
MLA Gourmet Cookie Dough

The weekend is here. Let’s party like it’s 1899.
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The weekend is a good time to meet the green fairy.
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Brazil Cocktail with Absinthe

brazil absinthe cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 Dash Lucid Absinthe
  • 1 Dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1/2 French Vermouth (2 oz Noilly Prat)
  • 1/2 Sherry (2 oz Lustau Solera Reserva Dry Oloroso Sherry “Don Nuño”)

Preparation:

  • Stir and strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Squeeze lemon peel on top.

Source: The Savoy  Cocktail Book, © 1930 Harry Craddock

Lucid Absinthe Blog 8/19/2013

“The ritual of service: the slow drip of water, from an Art Nouveau fountain through a sugar cube held in a slotted spoon over the glass, seeping down into a pool of green like sweetened tears.”
– The New York Times
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“Water not only changes the flavors, it almost magically alters the appearance of the absinthe. As you slowly add water, the liquid in the glass seems to thicken, and transforms into an opalescent pastel cloud. The French call this effect the louche.”
– The New York Times
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“Artisanal absinthe like Lucid obtains its natural color from whole plants. Industrial absinthes are colored with artificial dyes that are usually listed on the label.”
– Ted Breaux
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Lucid Absinthe Blog 8/16/2013

In 1890s Paris, couples relaxed with a glass of absinthe at the cafe.
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“Absinthe spoons are inexpensive (often included with absinthes as a premium), and the best way to go; they have a little notch above the bowl that keeps the spoon from prematurely dropping into the drink.”
– JK Grence, The Phoenix NewTimes
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“Any time someone spies our bottle of absinthe, I go through an almost ritualistic Q&A session. Yes, it’s legal again. Yes, it has wormwood. No, it doesn’t make you hallucinate.”
– JK Grence, The Phoenix NewTimes
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