Some more awesome submissions for our contest from Lucid Absinthe fans round the world:
From Lucid Absinthe fan Kara Y comes this photo of her Halloween costume. Do you notice anything special about Kara’s necklace pendant?
…It’s a Lucid Absinthe spoon.
From Lucid Absinthe fan Iván S comes a photo of Lucid post louche. It looks delicious.
From Lucid Absinthe fan “Old Creepy Guy” comes “a picture of some of my after work Lucid. Louched courtesy of the balancier.”
Once again, thank you to all the Lucid Absinthe fans who participated in our giveaway. Here are some more of your awesome submissions:
From Lucid Absinthe fan Dean M (click on photo for full size):
From Lucid Absinthe fan Scott M comes a poem:
Water drops like tears
Spirit sheds its secret dream
Fairy calls to me
From Lucid Absinthe fan Ryan W, a photo of Lucid in cool, old-fashioned sepia tones (click on photo for full size):
Thank you to all the Lucid Absinthe fans who participated in our giveaway. We received over 800 entries. Here are some of your awesome submissions:
From Lucid Absinthe fan Matt P: a photo of his “cat Skootz with some wonderful Lucid.”
From Lucid Absinthe fan Jerome D:
From Lucid Absinthe fan Alex P, a photo of “Absinthe at Pirates Alley in NOLA.”
As most of you probably know, we are running a contest with cool giveaways that enhance your absinthe experience. You can see the prizes and enter the contest at http://bit.ly/LucidContest. The contest ends this week, so enter now!
THE ABSINTHE BALANCIER FAQ (2ND PRIZE)
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
WHAT IS THE POINT OF HAVING A BALANCIER?
Because absinthe releases different aromatics at different levels of dilution, it is very important to gradually dilute absinthe, so as to release all of its aromatics. If you dilute absinthe too quickly, you will miss out on its aromatics.
Gradually diluting absinthe is hard to do manually and requires practice. For this task, the balancier is an indispensable tool. It was invented over a century ago to make gradual dilution of absinthe nearly effortless. The balancier is sometimes called the Cusenier “Auto Verseur” or see-saw, in reference to the Cusenier model used over a century ago.
HOW TO USE THE BALANCIER:
- Set the balancier on top of a glass
- If desired, place a sugar cube inside.
- Pour iced water into the top
- The iced water (and sugar, if you used a cube) will drip through an opening in the bottom of the balancier. It will fall onto the lever which will dispense the water into an even and gradual rate into the absinthe, resulting in a delicious absinthe with all of its aromatics expressed.
The green fairies and Lucid Absinthe were joined by circus performers, dancers, and some aerial acrobats. At one point, the green fairies made a man soar through the air as if he too had the green fairy’s gift of flight. Check out the photos below to see it all happening, and be sure to join us next year at Day of the Cupcake.
As day turned to night at Day of the Cupcake, the Green Fairies took to the stage. Some of them danced, others flew, and yet others introduced live musical acts and stunning circus performers. The Lucid Absinthe beautifully complemented the music. Below, witness the late-night glory of Day of the Cupcake.
Many green fairies were glimpsed at Day of the Cupcake, so now we know the truth: there is definitely more than one green fairy. Some green fairies are sassy, others exist mainly to safeguard Lucid Absinthe. Some green fairies dance; others applaud. They all share a deep love of Lucid Absinthe Superieure.
Day of the Cupcake has come and gone. Many green fairies were glimpsed, and much Lucid Absinthe was imbibed. This week, we will give you the visual record of the festivities at Day of the Cupcake. Be sure to check this blog Wednesday and Friday for more pictures. And perhaps next year, you will join us at the annual Day of the Cupcake.