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Color
FD&C Blue #1 and FD&C Yellow #5. What's more to say? Artificial looking light bluish green.

Louche
At 1:1, the recommended dilution on the product's own web site, it becomes a slightly hazy version of itself... almost no louche. At 2.5:1 (much closer to a classic final abv), it is slightly hazier with a pretty bluish tint, if this is your thing.

Aroma
Neat, lots of alcohol with a very weak Good & Plenty center surrounded by even weaker other sweet components. Louched, the same with a very slight herbal hint.

Flavor
At 1:1, artificial, licoricy, and alcoholic. At 2.5:1, maybe a slight sense of herbs. The star anise hurts, and everything is just artificial tasting, weak, and unbalanced.

Finish
A little burst of "star" and some drying on the tongue. Recedes very quickly. I almost took the liberty of marking it up for that.

Overall
Green Moon Vodka a L'Absinthe
Green Moon Absinthe Superior Anise Flavored Vodka
Green Moon Vodka Absinthe Superior

These are the various incarnations of title for this beverage over the last few years. The final two appear together currently on their own web site.

Q. Which one is it?
A. Green

I am at a total loss to understand the intent of this beverage. As a cocktail ingredient, there are so many alternatives available, that better achieve what this is trying to do, that why bother? As an absinthe, which its own promo purports, it is an abject failure.

Done with a 1 ounce dose, diluted 1:1, 2.5:1, and no sugar.

Green Moon Absinthe Superior Anise Flavored Vodka, 5/21/11.
At this score level, will not do multiple evaluations.
Overall rating 
 
1.8
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Michael Meyers May 22, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2012
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It Ain't Easy Tasting Green

Color
FD&C Blue #1 and FD&C Yellow #5. What's more to say? Artificial looking light bluish green.

Louche
At 1:1, the recommended dilution on the product's own web site, it becomes a slightly hazy version of itself... almost no louche. At 2.5:1 (much closer to a classic final abv), it is slightly hazier with a pretty bluish tint, if this is your thing.

Aroma
Neat, lots of alcohol with a very weak Good & Plenty center surrounded by even weaker other sweet components. Louched, the same with a very slight herbal hint.

Flavor
At 1:1, artificial, licoricy, and alcoholic. At 2.5:1, maybe a slight sense of herbs. The star anise hurts, and everything is just artificial tasting, weak, and unbalanced.

Finish
A little burst of "star" and some drying on the tongue. Recedes very quickly. I almost took the liberty of marking it up for that.

Overall
Green Moon Vodka a L'Absinthe
Green Moon Absinthe Superior Anise Flavored Vodka
Green Moon Vodka Absinthe Superior

These are the various incarnations of title for this beverage over the last few years. The final two appear together currently on their own web site.

Q. Which one is it?
A. Green

I am at a total loss to understand the intent of this beverage. As a cocktail ingredient, there are so many alternatives available, that better achieve what this is trying to do, that why bother? As an absinthe, which its own promo purports, it is an abject failure.

Done with a 1 ounce dose, diluted 1:1, 2.5:1, and no sugar.

Green Moon Absinthe Superior Anise Flavored Vodka, 5/21/11.
At this score level, will not do multiple evaluations.

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