Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kubler Swiss Absinthe Superieure

The restriction on absinthe was lifted last summer and ever since this European cult cocktail has been making a lasting impression on the states. Kubler Absinthe is distilled in the Val de Travers region of Switzerland, known as the birthplace of absinthe. It was first produced in 1863 and was the first brand legally sold in Switzerland after the ban was lifted in March, 2005. Made according to the original Swiss formula this absinthe is not green in color but rather clear with the primary ingredients being herbs grande wormwood and anise. Kubler uses a base spirit distilled from Swiss wheat that includes hyssop, lemon balm, coriander, star anise, Roman wormwood, mint and fennel. Pour one shot absinthe into a a tumbler, place a sugar cube on an absinthe spoon (a tablespoon will work also), douse the sugar cube with the absinthe, light in on fire and let the sugar melt into the glass. Next fill the glass with water to give the cocktail a creamy white color. If you like black licorice you will love this.
$47/1 liter

Rating: 9.0 out of 10

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