Some people enjoy drinking absinthe with sugar. I don’t condemn them, even though a sugar cube associated with absinthe quickly leads people to believing that one is meant to burn the sugar cube. This however has nothing to to with how to drink absinthe the traditional way – it’s a Czech marketing technique which originated in the 90’s. Learn more here. (more…)
Many absintheurs and absinthe enthusiasts are looking for one thing in an absinthe: It has to be the best absinthe. It has to be the strongest absinthe. But what makes an absinthe “the best”?
Especially absinthe enthusiasts new to the world of absinthe are looking for absinthes that are high on thujone. Others look for as much ABV. as possible. (more…)
At the start of every new year, we like to look back at our most popular absinthe brands of the last year. That’s what we’ve done 2017 as well!
Today there exist quite a few different absinthe brands, which makes the choice a little bit hard sometimes. Our list of the 15 Top Selling Absinthes of 2016 can help you with your choice.
The best absinthes are not only produced in France or Switzerland, but also in Great Britain, Sweden or Czech Republic.
So here we are: a list of the 15 favorite absinthes of our customers!
Let the countdown begin! Let’s start with number 15.
15. Absinthe Adnams Rouge
Adnams Rouge is one of the very few red absinthes. The color is obtained entirely naturally from hibiscus flowers.
A complex and floral absinth with a pretty rose louche.
Learn more about Absinthe Adnams Rouge.
Last Saturday (17th December 2016) we officially opened our new absinthe shop in the heart of Freiburg, in the Black Forest, Germany. We have to admit to a certain amount of pride at how Die Alte Apotheke – The Old Pharmacy – has turned out after months of preparation.
Now we have the opportunity to introduce a lot more people to our favorite beverage, and to be able to enchant our visitors with the absinthe ritual in person. For us it’s important that everyone who comes through our doors can learn about absinthe – as much as they want to, that is – and gets the best advice possible from one of us.
With this goal in mind, we started the great task of how our shop would look, and deciding which absinthe to present (the answer – only what we would drink ourselves). Once that was decided, the the real work started: restoring and decorating the pharmacy and its beautiful original furniture within the space of only a couple of weeks.
For European customers: If you want to receive your parcel before New Year’s Eve, make sure to order before midday, December 22nd 2016.
All orders placed before this date will be sent out before December 24th 2016.
Our team is on holiday between December 24th 2016 and January 1st 2017. Of course, you can place orders as usual during this time, but they will only be dispatched starting January 2nd 2017.
Any emails or queries received after December 23rd will be replied to starting January 2nd 2017.
All the team at Absinthes.com wishes you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
Friendly greetings from Alfred, Andrew, Marion, Miriam and Stefanie
The Christmas season is one of the most beautiful times of year for me. The first snow falls, you meet your friends at the Christmas market and enjoy the first mulled wine together: where I live, in Freiburg, there is a wonderful traditional German Weihnachtsmarkt. If I’m lucky, when I get home I am greeted by the lovely smell of freshly made cookies, meaning my boyfriend has been baking for me.
The only stressful part is the search for the perfect Christmas presents for my loved ones.
To make your search a little bit easier, we put together a selection of Christmas gift ideas. We offer a wide range of gift sets with absinthe, high quality spirits, accessories and much more. If you’re looking for a special gift idea, then Absinthes.com is the right place for you.
We also have a delicious Absinthe Eggnog recipe that fits perfectly with the Christmas season.
Every year on the first weekend of October, absinthe lovers, distillers, sellers, authors, historians and collectors from all over the world come together in Pontarlier, France, for the Absinthiades.
These were already the 3rd Absinthiades that I attended, together with our team from Absinthes.com. Almost our whole team went to Pontarlier this year. Of course, I cannot compare 3 times with the number of times Andrew already attended 🙂
I love absinthe, that much is clear.
I have a confession to make though. I enjoy other drinks than absinthe too. Sometimes the evening mood simply suits a Manhattan, so I reach for the red vermouth, a bottle of rye, and a red, kirsch-soaked cherry. And a dash of cocktail bitters.
There is almost nothing better for absinthe lovers than spending the whole weekend sharing different bottles of absinthe and talking with friends from all over the world about our favorite spirit.
If this sounds like it’s your cup of tea – or rather – absinthe, then you should definitely come to the Fête de l’Absinthe in Boveresse, Switzerland next year!
This little absinthe festival is held annually in the middle of June in the Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe.
There was no way our team was going to miss out on this year’s absinthe festival.
I’ll tell you about what we’ve been up to every day of the weekend: