Une Nuit d’Absinthe and The Versailles Experience Cocktail

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
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“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.
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Santé!
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Making The Green Fairy

One creative soul named Cat Woody didn’t just drink the green fairy, she made her.

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Step 1 was making the outfit.

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Step 2 was making the green fairy’s legs.

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Step 3 was making the green fairy’s face.

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Here is the green fairy, nearly complete. Can you guess what’s missing?

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Let’s not forget the green fairy’s wings…

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You can buy this green fairy at http://www.etsy.com/listing/150625490/ooak-art-doll-absinthe-a-green-fairy

Lucid Absinthe Blog 7/1/2013

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it…”
– Oscar Wilde, absinthe drinker

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Beat the heat with the Absinthe Blueberry Cocktail. Recipe at http://www.nj.com/entertainment/dining/index.ssf/2013/06/blueberry_cocktail.html

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A Russian paintball team liked Lucid Absinthe so much, they made us their logo.
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Can you spot the Lucid?

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Would You Buy?

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First up, a brand new Lucid Absinthe balancier and absinthe glass… $17.50 on eBay last we checked (with shipping)… would you buy?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LUCID-ABSINTHE-BALANCER-GLASS-BRAND-NEW-/281110871747?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4173837ec3

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Lucid Absinthe hat… $16 on eBay, including shipping… would you buy?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LUCID-ABSINTHE-BASEBALL-HAT-/370822349417?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5656bc0269

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Lucid Absinthe spoon & bottle of Lucid for only $17 on eBay… BUT the bottle is empty… would you buy?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lucid-Absinthe-spoon-with-Bottle-empty-no-contents-/140985798411?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20d3688f0b

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Photos of Lucid Absinthe from Our Fans

“A little bit of Lucid for everyone” – From Lucid fan Alejandro

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Can you think of a caption for this photo? It’s from Lucid fan Jack.

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From Lucid fan Tom, a classic take on absinthe. There is a lot of time-tested absinthe technology here: fountain, slotted spoons, specialized glasses.

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Lucid Absinthe Blog 4/19/2013

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.

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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.

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These are the classic ways to mix absinthe according to Harry Johnson’s Bartenders Manual, first published in 1882.

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Absinthe Antiques

A new book by absintheur and Lucid fan Scott MacDonald features life-size photos of absinthe antiques from the mid 1800s through the early 20th century.

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The absinthe antiques in the book evoke a time of beauty, art, new technologies and changing culture.

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For more information about the book, visit its website at Absinthe Antiques.

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YouTube videos featuring Lucid Absinthe

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: