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.
Absinthe is sometimes called a liqueur, but it is not. Liqueurs always contain a sweetener, but authentic absinthe such as Lucid contains no sugar or sweetener of any kind. Adding sugar is left to the discretion of the consumer.
Lucid Absinthe brings you a specialized gift set including: a bottle of the famous Absinthe, a unique Lucid glass, and a personalized balancier so that you can prepare absinthe the traditional way. Priced at $59.99, this set will be available nationwide in mid-September.
These are the classic ways to mix absinthe according to Harry Johnson’s Bartenders Manual, first published in 1882.
Could you figure out how to prepare Lucid Absinthe without a spoon, fountain, or balancier? Watch these two college students do a great job figuring it out.
Here is a good example of how not to pour Lucid. The iced water in this video is being poured too quickly for a proper louche, which means that the absinthe will not release all of its flavor and will not taste as complex as it should. In addition, we do not recommend using this many sugar cubes.
Want a drink that will give you a real kick? Then say hello to the Red Fairy. Lucid + Red Bull + sugar. Recipe here: