Monday, September 22, 2008

La Muse Verte - Absinthe

Thanks to Ron at VOS selections, I was able to try Absinthe for the first time. We tasted it full strength at 68% alcohol, What a drink. The nose was full of fennel and star anise. The taste was very complex. Just as one flavor was coming through, another flavor came knocking at the door. We may just have to play with this when deglazing fish dishes. This is a very memorable taste. I can't wait to get a bottle and sip during poker night.
The hyperlink above shows how to make the cocktail. Usually the proportions are 5/1 water to absinthe. The sugar cube holder usually comes with the bottle. Do not try to shave after you have consumed.

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