I just prepared and drank my first absinthe.
I’ve heard people who smoke describe “the process” as something they enjoy. Since I occasionally enjoy a premium cigar, I understand what they mean.
Absinthe is the same way. There’s a process to it. And we have all the accoutrements – absinthe glasses, saucers, a carafe to hold and pour cold water, wide, porous sugar cubes, a spoon, and a bottle of genuine absinthe.
We bought all this wonderful stuff (minus the bottle of absinthe) from La Maison d’Absinthe, one of the greatest resources for absinthe materials in the world – located right here in the United States. Their products are very high quality. Their prices are extremely reasonable. And their service is remarkable. We can purchase something and have it in our hands within a few days.
If you, like me, are interested in trying the drink Hemingway wrote about so often, I suggest you start by visiting La Maison d’Absinthe.
Just so you know, absinthe tastes like NyQuil – sort of like an alcoholic licorice. It’s green, too.
It’ll take some getting used to.
But, by gum, it’s the process that’s fun!