you have completed step 1, 2 and three you are now ready for the first
1. Buy your first Absinthe
As a good brand to experience the world of Absinthe we can recommend the Absinthe Strong68. This Absinthe is produced in France, is of natural green color, has the classic alcohol-level of 68% alcohol by vol. (136 proof) and sets free a wonderful milky louche when cold water is added. The taste is of course herbal, slightly bitter (because of the high level of wormwood) and the licorice taste is not too strong to create a balanced taste of the various herbs used. Overall it is a very strong Absinthe, which will give you a good impression of the "Absinthe Effect" (but remember, Absinthe is not a drug! It will not make you hallucinate!). The Absinthe is a bit bitter, therefore it is more for the Absintheurs who are looking for a "strong" Absinthe. If you want to drink a smoother Absinthe, check out the "Best" Absinthes at the end of this page.
Strong68 - France - 68% Alcohol - High level of wormwood - Natural Green Color - Unsweetened
2. Buy your Absinthe Accessories
For the Absinthe-ritual you need original Absinthe glasses and Absinthe spoons. Like these Pontarlier glasses. They got its fame from the painting by Charles Maire, an artist of the Belle Epoque. They have a reservoir in the stem to measure just the right amount of Absinthe.
3. Get ready for the Absinthe Ritual
you have ordered all the accessories which are needed, everything is
prepared for your first rendevouz with the Green Fairy. Check once
again step 2 for the Absinthe-Ritual and lets
4. Welcome to the World of Absinthe!
Congratulations, you have entered the fascinating world of the Green Fairy! Poets and artists like van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Baudelaire, Manet, Rimbaud, Verlaine and Gauguin were famous Absintheurs, just to name a few. They all confessed their love to the green liquor. The drink you have just tasted. There are plenty Absinthe brands available, and your journey has just started. Once you have sampled different Absinthes form different countries made after different distillation methods, you will feel the mystique of the drink. Use the Strong68 as your Absinthe reference and compare future Absinthes with the smell, the louche and the taste you just have tasted. Soon you will find your personal favorite, but one thing is for sure, you will never forget your first sip of Absinthe...
As further Absinthes we can recommend:
Absinthe Libertine Amer
Absinthe Hamlet Classic
Absinthe Maison ALANDIA
2. Absinthe La Bleue
We hope you enjoyed the little journey to the world of Absinthe. And remember, Absinthe is culture, Absinthe is history and Absinthe is lifestyle. Spread the spirit, live the spirit!
Long live the Green Fairy!