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A Red Neck's review of the Louche ritual

-- By  Sam Catlin in  Richmond, Virginia on Fri, 23 Sep 2011 at 20:40.

I thought the Japs were the sissiest people on earth with that stupid tea ceremony, but this sucker takes first place. Move over Hirohito, here comes Jacques!

 
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Absinthe ritual of La Louche
'It is healthy,' declares this classic Absinthe Cusenier poster that depicts a suitably well-fed gent performing the traditional absinthe ritual. The lady at the window is transfixed!


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About the absinthe ritual

Absinthe.se is one reliable website that has a short how-to guide to the classic French ritual. They resolutely condemn (and refuse to provide instructions for) the modern-day "fire method".

Instructions for both rituals -- the traditional French one and the recent fire one -- are available at DrinkNation.com.

 



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