Making Lucid Absinthe isn’t easy… this stuff is labor intensive…
Fresh herbs are picked here in France and then brought into this room at the Combier Distillery, where they are transformed into Lucid Absinthe.
No modern industrial machinery here… Ted Breaux makes absinthe the same way it was made over 100 years ago… by hand in a 19th century alambic.
Happy Columbus Day! Below please find a wonderful painting of Christopher Columbus, historically accurate in every regard but one.
Can anyone explain how this creative contraption works??? We’ve studied it, and our guess is there is a tiny hole in the bottom through which iced water drips…
Some bartenders light absinthe on fire, so if you don’t want your poor Lucid subjected to flames, it might be a good idea to say so when you’re ordering.
beautiful handwriting: +1
cool grid notebook: +1
bottle of Lucid: +1
SuDoku for brainpower: +1
At absinthe tastings, Lucid catches up with old friends
The cat eyes… they see all…
I am a single gummy bear. I am small, and there is only one of me. But… I am 85% absinthe.
(I am sadly no longer available. I was formerly made in single-serving portions by Tailor’s Candy Shop in NYC, which has since closed.)
Having a beautiful absinthe glass and spoon for your Lucid isn’t necessary, but it sure is elegant.
The always lovely green fairy. She takes many forms.
“Cute but dangerous little gummy bears made with Lucid Absinthe. Probably around 10-15% alcohol.”
“Am I half empty or half full?” – Lucid Absinthe bottle
Will anyone out there please take me home?
Some people drink Lucid to get in touch with 19th century Paris
Why do YOU drink Lucid?
Some people drink Lucid to relax at the beginning or end of the day.
Some people drink Lucid to inspire their creativity.
Some people drink Lucid simply to enjoy a delicious drink.
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.
- 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