The Little Green Book of Absinthe: An Essential Companion with Lore, Trivia, and Classic and Contemporary Cocktails

Paul Owens

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a party of "the eco-friendly goddess"-this is the 1st ebook to proportion absinthe recipes because it was once lately legalized within the U.S.

This engaging little quantity offers a suite of greater than a hundred absinthe cocktail recipes that draw upon the vintage roots of the drink in addition to its new iterations. Readers may be entertained with nuggets of absinthe historical past and minutiae, together with the culture of the golf green fairy, well-known devotees of the drink, and the myths (or evidence) of its hallucinatory houses.

Readers will study that:
•America's most renowned early cocktail, the sazerac, used to be a brand new Orleans construction that referred to as for a splash of absinthe

•When the absinthe backlash all started within the Eighteen Nineties, Edgar Degas' masterpiece L'Absinthe was once booed off the public sale block at Christie's in London

•An skilled absintheur can determine a model from around the room simply by observing the way it louches-the means the herbs' oils cloud the drink because the bartender provides water

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