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Drink Fri Jun 20 2008

Happy Hour: Sirène Absinthe Verte

We reported recently that the always enjoyable North Shore Distillery began distilling a new product, Sirène Absinthe Verte. I recently had an opportunity to try this delicious beverage.

Sirène has a beautiful deep emerald hue. The aroma boasts a very pungent anise, with some citrus and pine notes. The highly herbal flavor is spicy and well-balanced. It tastes delicious neat, but is also refreshing in the traditional "La Louche" style. Mix 3 parts very cold distilled water with 1 part absinthe (or alternatively, add 3 ice cubes to your absinthe for a slow transformation). The absinthe will mellow slightly, allowing you to better taste the myriad herbal flavors. It will also take on a beautiful opalescence as it clouds.

You won't experience any of the purported psychoactive effects, but at 60% ABV you could easily get quite drunk.

 

Erin @ The Skinny Gourmet / June 23, 2008 9:06 PM

What a lovely and detailed description of this particular absinthe. A whole new set of terms to describe the experience, based on the lexicon of wine. Nice!

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