In many ways, drinking absinthe is a very different experience from drinking other types of alcohol. For example, many types of alcohol make the drinker woozy and fog his or her mind. However, when it comes to authentic absinthe, many people say that a glass served in the traditional way brings mental clarity to their creative endeavors. Remember, absinthe contains herbs and was originally used a medicine.
Back in the day, absinthe was taken everywhere by the French… even to their colonies. The French title reads, “Leisure Hours in the Colonies”
We recommend trying different water to absinthe ratios until you discover the ratio that gives you the best taste. Since taste is subjective, the ideal ratio is different for everybody, but generally it’s somewhere between 3-5 parts water for every 1 part Lucid.
Drinking two glasses of Lucid does not mean you will see two green fairies…
Craving something sweet? Whole Foods is now selling the world’s first cookie dough made with with rich, dark Ghirardelli Chocolate and Lucid Absinthe.
When adding sugar, some people get really creative with their Lucid.
Absinthe is often referred to as “la fée verte” (the green fairy).
Mondays are better with the green fairy.
If a green fairy whispers in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does she make a sound?
- 1/2 oz Lucid Absinthe
- 2 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- Mix ingredients in glass.
- Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe.
Source: The Savoy Cocktail Book, © 1930 Harry Craddock
Lucid Absinthe — the first genuine absinthe available in the U.S. since 1912.
Absinthe is a wonderful and delicious drink with a rich history.
Absinthe started in the late 18th century as a medicinal tonic. By the middle of the 19th century, it was prescribed to French soldiers as a malaria treatment.
– JK Grence, The Phoenix NewTimes
Do you know what an absinthe rinse is?
An absinthe rinse (also called an absinthe wash) is a method for coating the inside of a glass with absinthe, then discarding the excess liquid, and pouring the drink into it.
Behold the glory of the absinthe louche.
This weekend, take a journey with the green fairy.
A lovely bubble reservoir glass that will be even lovelier when it is filled with Lucid.
Is this what happens when the green fairy merges with the Lucid cat?
Attention Milwaukee residents: mark your calendars for Une Nuit d’Absinthe on September 13th. There will be free tastings of Purple Door absinthe ice cream, as well as absinthe chocolate from Indulgence Chocolatiers, free French lessons, glass blowers blowing classic absinthe glassware, and more. More info here: http://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/nibblesept22013.html
“The Versailles Experience” is a cocktail served in an absinthe fountain, in which Tanqueray Gin and Absinthe are combined with pear, lemon, apple and mint.
If you don’t have an absinthe fountain, there are all kinds of creative ways to pour iced water. Just be sure to pour slowly.
Few things are as beautiful as Lucid properly louched.
Can YOU think of a caption?
The woman is saying: “I satisfy my desire, my taste and my health [with absinthe]”
A spoon that tells you exactly what it’s for…
Sometimes it’s fun to break from the traditional method of preparation and enjoy an absinthe cocktail.