Had a little absinthe over the weekend. Had drinks of Lucid, Delaware Phoenix Meadow of Love, and Ridge Blanche. All fantastic.
Yes, The Green Fairy inspired a lot of dreams.
Coincidentally, I picked up my first bottle of absinthe a week ago, opting for the Mata Hari, owing to its reasonable price, high proof, and attractive bottle. I don't have any competitors to compare it to, but I have enjoyed the scents and tastes that it adds to my Sazeracs (the mixed drink, not the product) -- plus, the part that coats the glass and is to be disposed of has very efficiently found itself disposed into Monkey Glands (the mixed drink, not the secreting organ of a simian).
As a curiosity, I bought some Laird's 7 1/2yr old apple brandy yesterday, $19. Having a pour with my chicken parmesan. I dig it. An easy sipper, just a little light at 80 proof. Anyone have their bonded?
It has been a big hit with my friends as well. I brought my first bottle camping, along with a bottle of ER10, EC12, and Ridgemont Reserve, and the Laird's was the first to get finished. I haven't tried the 7.5yo Apple brandy though, so not sure how the two compare.
This ones been a bit slow so I'll add to liven it up a bit.
Dinner at the hotel restaurant, not some thing we often do when travel as we like to explore, but when it's great, it's hard to pass up.
Wasn't feeling the vibe for wine, and dark spirits wouldn't fit the taste of what was to come.
So , decided to break out one of the odd ducks of the bar, green chartreuse. A little sweet, herbal, anise, exotic. Plus it looks great in a champagne glass.
Shocked when they came out with about a three ounce pour, a bargain for what I paid. Splash of water to it, and it's good to go.
Paired excellently with the oysters, and grouper. Not to mention some excellent greens.