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Cocktail Experiment: Absinthe

Sure 11:30am is early for any spirit, let alone absinthe, yet the tasting was a hit. First to hit the lips was La Fée NV absinthe and its immediate sweetness was evident to the group as were the strong notes of black jelly beans and an obvious viscosity. Ben noted some distinct bitterness – which was thought could be the alcohol – and the group in general thought it would be best to come back and taste it again once their palates were warmed up. Ultimately it was decided that this absinthe could work well stretched tall, maybe in a Collins style drink, and would benefit from not being to complicated by numerous other ingredients.