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Absinthe Verte

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 38%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$29.95

NV
Absinthe Verte

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 38%
Brilliant neon green color. Aromas of licorice all-sorts, marshmallow, and tarragon with an oily, bright, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-long mint jellies and menthol rinse finish. A bold, fun-hued absinthe for novelty-seekers.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: licorice all-sorts, marshmallow, and tarragon
Taste Flavor: mint jellies and menthol rinse
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Corpse Reviver #2, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, fun-hued absinthe for novelty-seekers.

The Importer

Preiss Imports

The Importer
432 Maple Street, Suite 4
Ramona, CA 92065
USA
1 760-789-9000

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Absinthe

Spirits Glass Copita Emerald Green.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Absinthe is a distilled beverage made from a number of seeds and herbs, especially that of the wormwood plant. It is high in alcohol (between 45%-74%) and has, in literature, been referred to as a hallucinatory beverage, known as "the green fairy."

In reality, absinthe is a anise-flavored spirit that can contain ingredients such as fennel or aniseed. While there are many different styles of anise-based spirits throughout the world, such as Ouzo from Greece or Sambuca from Italy, absinthe is generally higher in alcohol.

Absinthe is diluted with water to make it palatable, given is high alcohol and bitter qualities. For some time, it was banned in France, as a neurotoxin in wormwood caused drinkers to become ill. Today, however, improved distillation methods have created a more tame absinthe and the spirit has regained much of its popularity, as well as its mysterious legend.