Making Lucid Absinthe, Part 1

Making Lucid Absinthe isn’t easy… this stuff is labor intensive…
Ted Breaux making Lucid

Fresh herbs are picked here in France and then brought into this room at the Combier Distillery, where they are transformed into Lucid Absinthe.
Ted Breaux making Lucid 3

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.
Ted Breaux making Lucid 2


Happy Columbus Day!

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.


Blog post 10/9/2013

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.

absinthe with fancy spoon

The always lovely green fairy. She takes many forms.


Creative endeavors, French colonies, and ideal ratios

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.
lucid absinthe louched and delicious

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.