Absinthe de Vichy

Absinthe de Vichy

 
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Based on a recipe found in French Algeria dating from after the ban of absinthe in France.

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Appearance: Clear and bright.

Louche: Not unlike the finished louche of your average Swiss Le Bleue. A bit thin, but not thin enough to be penalized.

Aroma: Minty and herbal. Refreshing and light.

Flavor: Way to sweet for me. Upon tasting how sweet it was, I took a closer look at the label and saw that it includes added sugar. That's too bad, as it seems to have quite a bit of potential. I understand that Phil was apparently staying true to the original recipe by adding the sugar, but it just doesn't sit well with me.

Finish: Quite a bit of sweetness with herbal undertones.

Overall: I'd love to try this without sugar. I can see it tasting quite nice. I believe there is quite a bit of potential with this brand, but absintheurs who do not use sugar will probably find this too cloying as it is now.
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson September 25, 2011
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Cloying as is, but has great potential

Appearance: Clear and bright.

Louche: Not unlike the finished louche of your average Swiss Le Bleue. A bit thin, but not thin enough to be penalized.

Aroma: Minty and herbal. Refreshing and light.

Flavor: Way to sweet for me. Upon tasting how sweet it was, I took a closer look at the label and saw that it includes added sugar. That's too bad, as it seems to have quite a bit of potential. I understand that Phil was apparently staying true to the original recipe by adding the sugar, but it just doesn't sit well with me.

Finish: Quite a bit of sweetness with herbal undertones.

Overall: I'd love to try this without sugar. I can see it tasting quite nice. I believe there is quite a bit of potential with this brand, but absintheurs who do not use sugar will probably find this too cloying as it is now.

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1 1/2 oz gin
1 1/2 oz Pimm's No. 1
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/4 oz  absinthe

Shake with ice. Strain into frosted cocktail glass.
 
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