Reviews written by Cheryl Lins

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Cheryl Lins     May 26, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

A very good absinthe

I bought a 4 oz sample of the first release of the Sirène through the generosity of Poor. This is the third glass I've had from my sample, diluted at...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Cheryl Lins     April 17, 2008
Overall rating 
 
1.3
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Not like an absinthe

I received a sample of LTV from a friend. It was sent in an amber bottle, so I couldn't see the color. I poured out a 20 ml dose, and...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Cheryl Lins     April 08, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

drinkable, but anise dominant

I received a 4 oz sample of the St George from a friend. I think it is the second batch. It was diluted 4:1. The color out of the...

Reviewed by Cheryl Lins     October 11, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

A great absinthe

As others have said, this is a wonderful absinthe. This glass was from the 1914 cache and was watered at 3.5:1 without sugar, using a brouilleur. Wow. The color...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Cheryl Lins     October 10, 2007
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Jade Absinthe Edouard

Jade Absinthe Edouard from Feb 2006. Diluted at 3.5:1, without sugar, using a brouilleur. The color is a very clear and bright pale green, leaning towards the blue. In...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Cheryl Lins     September 26, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

La Ptite

This particular bottle was perhaps a year old. The dilution was 4:1 (water:absinthe). This absinthe is a blanche, and it is very clear, bright and transparent. No sediment was...

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A Classic Cocktail

Saratoga Brace Up

1/2 oz sugar
2 dashes Boker's bitters
2 dashes lemon juice
1 dash lime juice
2 dashes absinthe
1 raw egg
1 1/8 oz brandy
3/4 oz shaved ice

Shake in a cocktail shaker. Strain into pint glass. Fill with club soda, Vichy water or Apollinaris water. Serve.

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