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La Charlotte absinthe with glass and silver absinthe spoon

 

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05.07.2016

EMMA SLEIGHT

Food & wine editor

A TASTE OF
BOHEMIAN STYLE

The 1900s may have seen it banned in France, Switzerland and the US, but we think absinthe deserves a second chance. Try it properly with our authentic La Charlotte absinthe

The drink of choice for Moulin Rouge artist Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec and the spirit that made Oscar Wilde see visions of a garden full of tulips in a Parisian cafe, it’s not surprising absinthe has earned the moniker ‘green fairy’. However, enjoyed sensibly (perhaps not as one of Toulouse-Lautrec’s half absinthe, half cognac cocktails), it can be delicious. Ours is produced by the family-owned Paul Devoille Distillery in Fougerolles, France and is made from a secret blend of local plants, including wormwood, green aniseed, fennel and angelica. Pour into a glass and balance a sugar cube on the specially-made spoon that comes with the bottle. Pour over cold water until the sugar has dissolved. *We take no responsibility for any accompanying visions of flora.
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