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26 March, 2019

Absinthia Blanche

Absinthia Blanche
Posted in : Absinthe, Spirits on by : becca

Absinthia Blanche Organic Absinthe Supérieure San Carlos, CA ABV 55% I have been keeping this elegant bottle of absinthe by my side for about a year now. Just look at that wormwood sketch on the glass! Exquisite. I bought Absinthia from Alchemy down the block, a high-end purveyor of quality alcoholic beverages. They were doing
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23 October, 2015

Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe Française Superiéure

Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe Française Superiéure
Posted in : Absinthe on by : becca

Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe Française Superiéure 65 ABV Pontarlier, France Grown in the same region from which absinthe adulation reached its zenith during the American Prohibition and wormwood has its historic home, Vieux Pontarlier comes in with high expectations. Its bright yellow-green coloring derives from, I’m going to guess, the “natural flavors” that gather in the
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5 August, 2015

St. George Spirits Tasting Room

St. George Spirits Tasting Room
Comments : 4 Posted in : Absinthe, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Brandy, Distillery, Gin, Liqueurs, Other Spirits, Spirits, Vodka on by : becca

Since I moved to the Bay Area two years ago, I’ve heard countless admonitions that I hadn’t been to St. George Spirits (2601 Monarch St., Alameda Point), one of the first craft distilleries in the US. Even more recently, that’s shifted to countless admonitions to check out Faction Brewing, housed next door, as beer appeals
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11 February, 2014

Ridge Distillery Absinthe Blanche

Comments : 3 Posted in : Absinthe on by : becca

Ridge Distillery Absinthe Blanche Kalispell, MT 116 proof This absinthe is completely clear, as I’d imagine the blanche designation indicates. It has few legs to speak of when swirling it in the glass and is a completely blank slate based on appearance. Its particular anise smell reminds me of the thick, black, candy bites of
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26 October, 2013

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder at the Great American Music Hall

Posted in : Absinthe, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in San Francisco - CA, Champagne / Champenoise Style, Gin, Spirits on by : becca

I tried this intriguing cocktail during my first show at the Great American Music Hall, which is an intimate space for a concert. Even the back of the venue doesn’t feel far removed from the musicians. Plus, the gorgeous architecture is worth a visit all on its own — if only they allowed SLRs into
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19 April, 2013

Meadow of Love Absinthe Superieure

Posted in : Absinthe on by : becca

Meadow of Love Absinthe Superieure Delaware Phoenix Distillery Walton, NY   Let’s be real — Meadow of Love is a very hippie name for a spirit. And let me be realer — hippie names speak my language. I went to college in Santa Cruz, people. I’m not an ideal hippie myself, but the culture is
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17 August, 2012

Absente

Posted in : Absinthe on by : becca

Absente France 55% ABV This is a pretty darn expensive absinthe at $60 according to my husband—it was a birthday present. It’s from France, but the fake import stickers on the label are off putting. If they are from France, they don’t need to play at it. However, my doubts are quieted as I drink
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6 July, 2012

Lucid

Posted in : Absinthe, Spirits on by : becca

Lucid Absinthe, 67% AC Loire Valley, France It’s no secret to those who read this blog that I love absinthe. In fact, we had an absinthe cocktail throwdown for New Year’s Eve, and I was the main recipient of the drinks because, well, not everyone loves absinthe. Only a select few of us do, mostly
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