Fun Fact Friday: Absinthe

Leave a comment

April 4, 2014 by Diniquette

Diniquette

I am totally obsessed with Paris, especially the Golden Age of Paris. So todays Fun Fact is for all of my Bohemians…..

Absinthe: A highly alcoholic anise flavored spirit made from wormwood, green anise, sweet fennel and other medicinal botanicals. It rose to popularity in France in the late 19th Century/early 20th Century; particularly among Parisian artists such as: Hemingway, Oscar Wilde and Toulouse-Lautrec.

Preparation: Traditionally it is prepared by placing a sugar cube on a specially designed slotted spoon, then placing the spoon over a glass that already contains a shot of Absinthe. Iced water is then dripped over the sugar cube so that the Absinthe now has equal distribution of sugar and water. The final outcome should be 1 part Absinthe, 3-5 parts water. The water helps the anise and fennel release its full potential, or bloom, and that’s what causes the cloudeness…and it should be…

View original post 109 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: