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getting started with absinthe, what's wrong with me?

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Topic created by Martina
on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at 19:44

Martina said on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at 19:44...

Okay, so I got fascinated with absinthe. The most notorious drink in history, banned for 100 years in France, Switzerland, Belgium and the US. Anything with that reputation I've got to try. So I bought some. I now have six bottles of it, and not cheap stuff either.

Jade PF 1901
Jade VS 1898
Jade L'Esprit d'Edouard
Duplais Swiss Absinthe Verte
Artemisia-Bugnon Distillery "La Clandestine" Absinthe Superieure
Jade Liqueurs "C. F. Berger" Absinthe Superieure

I've yet to have one drop of any of it. Why? Because I don't have a fountain yet! Now I'm quite sure anyone else would have gone into it by now, but I can't. I ordered the fountain, but it's not here yet. It's a 4 spout #2 traditional fountain from I Heart Absinthe. It's going to take a week or more to get here..... arrrrrgggghhhh!

I have the glasses, the spoons, the sugar cubes, and of course the absinthe, but if I can't do it the traditional way with the whole ritual I'm not doing it, because I have this cultural/tradition obsession running, and can't bring myself to go around it.

I'd like to think I'm not alone in this..... anyone?

The Bobster said on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 at 12:49...

You do not need an absinthe fountain, end of. Just make sure you use very cold iced water and drip slowly so that the "louche" - the emulsification and subsequent release of the herbal qualities is achieved.

Absinthe fountains are all very well for a party, or what have you, but an absinthe dripper will also work, as will a steady hand :-)

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