Lee Lixenberg, of Alcohol Concern, said selling Absinth
on the Internet was a "worrying development." He added: "There are large numbers of children tuned into the Internet and there is nothing to stop them getting hold of their parent's chequebook or credit cards to pay for it.
is a green, super-strong spirit banned in most European countries.
But despite its reputation, absinth
is coming to a bar near you.
Quality absinthe must contain wormwood, which delivers the drinks signature bitterness, says Brad Coburn, a co-owner at Pangea, who serves 13 different absinthes
and uses the liquor in cocktails.
Salt Lake City -- The newly launched UNDER CURRENT CLUB recently held an absinthe tasting featuring five absinthes
and absinthe cocktails as well as plates of oysters to act as a pairing for guests.
Besides Pernod, there are now several other absinthes
on the market, and with proof levels ranging from about 100 to nearly 130, retailers and consumers should be aware of the techniques to use in making various cocktails using this highly potent spirit.
The fee will be $15 to try absinthe three different ways - and anyone who was at the museum tasting will tell you three absinthes
should be quite enough.
offer 70 to 80 percent alcohol, and its name swirls through the excesses of the bohemian art world during the late 1800s - associating with names like van Gogh, Wilde, Baudelaire, Rimbaud and Poe.
It turns out that most retailers are putting absinthes
on the cordials shelf, regardless of their proof level.
are distilled, the Czech or Bohemian varieties being a major exception.