Absinthe, Mansinthe and More

As our company expands and our product line continues to grow, we get the opportunity to learn about new products and even experience them hands on. One new line that I have dabbled in myself a time or two… Absinthe!

We currently have these three absinthe products with more to follow. I have recently discovered that my understanding of the “ritual” was incorrect. I had originally thought that you pour a half a glass of absinthe in a glass. Then you put the spoon on top with the sugar cube, soak it and set it on fire. After that flames up a bit, you put the spoon in the drink. Stir for a bit add ice and drink up. I must have gotten those directions from Vincent Van Gogh. Even Marilyn Manson has branded his own version of the popular drink.

Here is the correct way, according to the site:

How to prepare “Mansinthe:” Pour 3cl of “Mansinthe” into a large stemmed glass, then place a slotted absinthe spoon and sugar cube over the glass. Slowly drip ice water over the sugar cube until dissolved, fill glass with water to preferred taste.

You may also use an Absinthe fountain – that makes a perfect preparation, as well as a Brouilleur.

This fine spirit is also enjoyed without sugar.

When enjoying absinthe, DO NOT:

  • Drink absinthe pure
  • Light your absinthe on fire
  • Think, absinthe will make you hallucinate – it won’t

So there you have it. So I definitely plan on stocking up on the proper absinthe accessories. As a fairly creative person and musician, I would like to join the ranks of absinthe-using artists trying to reach the allusive places in the mind where masterpieces hide. Or just get lit up on a fun drink with a historical and unique preparation process. Whichever. I just hope this doesn’t happen to me:

[techtags:ABSINTHE, MANSINTHE, ABSINTHE FOUNTAIN, ABSINTHE SPOONS, ABSINTHE GLASSES]

5 Comments

  • 2illforReal February 4, 2009 @ 2:33pm

    It doesn’t make you hallucinate?? liars!

  • Shane February 4, 2009 @ 4:00pm

    Oh Really??? What experiences have you had? And more importantly what did you see? haha

  • yona February 4, 2009 @ 4:29pm

    the real worm wood one does. But the best one ive had int he states is le torument vert

  • lola February 4, 2009 @ 8:53pm

    i don’t think le tourment vert is as rough as the absinthe brands overseas. Overseas, their laws are little more lenient when it comes to the thujone content (which can make you hallucinate).

  • yumma February 4, 2009 @ 9:30pm

    Mansinthe tastes horrible. If you want a good absinthe, try Le Tourment Vert

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