This absinthe is based on a mediterranean recipe; it is certainly one of the best Czech absinthe. Read the whole description
- In the late 1800's most Parisian artists used to spend their summer days in the floating café on the Seine called "La Grenouillère"? The place was strategically half-hidden in the trees, by the riverside, and was crowded, loud, and populated by easy girls named "Grenouille". Maupassant's short story "Ivette" and Monet 's "La Grenouillère" are proof that this mix was indeed inspirational.
The company was founded by Marcela and Josef Zufanek, together with their sons Martin, Josef and Jan. The company operates in a small district named Borsice u Blatnice in the region of Zlin since the year 2000.
Although the family's main activity is the processing of fruit and honey into the form of quality spirits and liqueurs, Martin decided to start producing absinthe in 2008 and created one worthy of its nomination : the St. Antoine absinthe.
During that same year, Martin developed a second version helped by many absinthe lovers and their advice. The latter came out in August 2008 and is a real improvement !
- At first, savour your La Grenouille with half a piece of sugar. Then, add more or less according to your taste.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measures of fresh water.
The Zufanek Distillery was founded in 2000. At first, the family focused on the production of honey and fruit based liqueurs. In 2008, Martin started to distill absinthe and the St. Antoine was the first one of this distillery. Shortly after the launch of St. Antoine, Martin created La Grenouille, and absinthe Mead Base.
What's special about this distillery is that all fruit used for the production of their spirits are cultivated on their own orchards. Most of the herbs used for the absinthes are also grown by the Zufanek family themselves. This is why it's not surprising that the distillery received an organic certificate. Their mission is: 100% natural products.