Absinthe: What To Know

Originally created in Val-de-travers it’s probably the only spirit renowned more because of his history than his ingredients.

Banned for almost a century, unjustly accused to be responsible for hallucinogen effects, today absinthe has been reborn and gained recognition worldwide.

Composed of the holy trinity plants “Artemisia, Fennel and Anis”, Absinthe can be enjoyed in many different way….

Absinthe consumption 

1. Swiss way

Originally from Switzerland, the most traditional service is a basic service that consists of serving 3 cl of pure absinthe in a glass and then lengthening the drink of fresh water using an absinthe fountain.

2. French traditional

“French absinthe” or “Green Absinthe” has the particularity to be more bitter than the Swiss one. That is the reason why a sugar lump was traditionally put on a spoon placed on the top of the glass in order to reduce the overall bitterness.

3. Czech Absinthe

The world’s most famous ritual, especially among younger generations. This nonsense was created in the 1990s in the Czech Republic by bartenders wishing to try to make absinthe more fashionable by flaming the Absinthe to create whoa effect and reduce the high degree of alcohol.

4. Cocktails

Absinthe is a particularly delicate cocktail ingredient because its strongly aniseed side can counterbalance other flavours. In general, green absinthes are often too typical to add a nice touch to a cocktail. It is best to start with white absinthes and as a dash.

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