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-- By  Leo in  Unspecified location on Tue, 27 Mar 2007 at 16:51.

I like the taste, but you must mix it for the flavour to come out in a drink. With water or in a cocktail is the best way to drink absinthe. Do not drink neat as that is not so nice in my opinion. It is important that the herbs suspended in the alcohol is released to get the full tatse.. and to buy a real absinthe.

 
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The original way to drink absinthe
Drinking absinthe the original way: dilute with chilled water which you slowly pour into your glass over a cube of sugar. Other ways to drink absinthe were invented since the time of this classic promotional poster by Bensa-Dupont. (Picture: Bibliotheque Forney, Paris)


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The Buy Absinthe .Net guide has further tips on how to make a glass of absinthe in the traditional French manner, plus some amusing pieces of trivia about the absinthe-drinking culture of the 19th century. The same page also gives recipes for a few classic absinthe cocktails you might want to try. 'Death in the Afternoon' anyone?

 



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