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La Louche - My First

-- By  Miss Em in  Perth, Australia on Tue, 28 Aug 2007 at 13:39.

Well, we've just purchased our first bottle of Absinthe and I have just tried my hand at making my first La Louche. . . So far, so good. It tastes delicious, different to anything I have tasted before (and there have been many) and I like the fact that the anise flavour is not overly strong thus allowing perhaps the flavour of the wormwood and thujone to come through. As for the effects. . . . .. .I'll keep you posted!

 
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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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