The Mystery of the Green Menace

Wired Magazine has a long article on absinthe: The Mystery of the Green Menace.

I was planning on giving this recipe a try sometime soon. It sounds like it’s the one a friend of mine tried a few years ago, which was actually pretty good.

2 Comments

  1. That recipe sounds like a fine collection of flavours, but speaking from study & experience, you really need to distill the product after the first tincting, then re-tinct lightly to get good colouration & refresh the flavour.

    The distillation refines the taste & corrects some of the detrimental chemistry of the wormwood, and really is the only way to make a truly worthy Green Faerie. You won’t get the lovely “emerald to opal” transformation when adding the sugar water without distilling & re-tincting.

    Start with Dale Pendell’s recipe in Pharmako/Poeia for technique, and change the ingredients around if you like for taste.

    Good Luck,
    leavesofjoy

  2. “Start with Dale Pendell?s recipe in Pharmako/Poeia for technique, and change the ingredients around if you like for taste.”

    Yeah, that is basically what I was planning on doing… using the process from Pharmako/Poeia and the ingredients from the above recipe. Need the P/P recipe for exact measurements anyway.

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