Virtually tasty: 'Green Fairy' cocktails
Tuesday 12 October 2010
Absinthe, the controversial anise-flavored spirit also known as the "Green Fairy," is a fitting libation for celebrating the North American tradition of Halloween on October 31. Here are some tips on how to best enjoy the spirit.
How to prepare (a proper) glass of absinthe with Lance Winters, a St George Absinthe Verte distiller via an Outside's Go magazine clip:
"How to Drink Absinthe" by the DIY video site Howcast:
TheSpir.it's Round Robin cocktail with absinthe and egg whites:
Also, you might want to try these six absinthe cocktails from the book A Taste for Absinthe: 65 Recipes for Classic & Contemporary Cocktails (September 2010, $24.99/€18) via the food section of blog and news site HuffingtonPost on October 11. With names like "Death at Dusk" and "Black Fairy" the drinks should make for Halloween crowd pleasers.
For more on "The Legend of the Green Fairy," here is a clip produced "from the Obsello presentation at Degusta trade show in Barcelona, Spain" in 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zKXL8GBh2E
And, to help you select the best bottle here is Esquire magazine's ranking of the "Five Best Bottles of Absinthe" in 2008:
- Vieux Pontarlier (€57)
- Mansinthe (€36)
- Pernod Absinthe (€49)
- Versinthe (€27-29)
- St. George Absinthe Verte ($75/€54)
If you are unsettled by the Green Fairy you might want to substitute other anise-rich spirits like arak, ouzo, pastis or anisette for absinthe.
Life & Style blogs
Why you should never make assumptions about people with autism
People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, says study
Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 3 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 4 Motorists taunt suicidal woman on bridge and tell her to 'get on with it'
- 5 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
iJobs Food & Drink
£15000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: To support their continued grow...
£33000 - £38000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A global player and world leade...
£18000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: If you are friendly, sociable, ...
£22300 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This museum group is looking for a Payro...