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Old 08-24-2006, 09:02 PM   #1
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In honour of New Orleans and to celebrate the continued restoration of one of the most magnificent cities in the world, it's going to be a sazerac weekend around here.

I keep a bottle of authentic Absinthe in the house for just such ocassions. It was spirited out of Hungary two years ago.

First, you swirl some absinthe in the glass to coat, and then discard ( I never discard alcohol of any kind, we usually just shoot it, it's really not that much), then you add the bourbon, peychaud bitters and some ice. It's the kind of drink that makes you smell the honeysuckle, and hear the humidity dripping off the leaves at the same time.

It's been almost one year since all our lives were changed by Katrina. It doesn't matter where you live, if you are an american, you have been effected. Please don't forget the Gulf Coast. And please raise a toast to survival and restoration.

Laissez le bon temps roule

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Old 08-24-2006, 09:20 PM   #2
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Darn green fairy. I miss absinthe. The drink sounds great too. And roll they shall.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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it's going to be a sazerac weekend around here.

I keep a bottle of authentic Absinthe in the house for just such ocassions. It was spirited out of Hungary two years ago.

First, you swirl some absinthe in the glass to coat, and then discard ( I never discard alcohol of any kind, we usually just shoot it, it's really not that much), then you add the bourbon, peychaud bitters and some ice.
To quote Homer - "Your ideas are intruiging to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter..."

Hmm. I appear to be lacking all the ingredients except bourbon, must correct that situation...

John
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:14 PM   #4
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Hey RonJohn, you can always just sip the bourbon for this weekend and figure out a way to procure the other two ingredients at your liesure.

I was never able to find the peychaud bitters here in northern NJ...so I picked up two bottles the last time I was in NOLA.
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:41 PM   #5
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Sazerac Company, Inc.
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they can either send them to you, or tell you where in your area they can be found. Their web site says so!

Man! I sat on Marcelle Bienvenue's back porch on the Bayou Teche and enjoyed those..... wonder how she's doing.....
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:48 PM   #6
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Hey, June, I'd much rather pick up the bottles in person, ya know Lou and I have tentative plans to return in March.

I hope you have a great weekend!
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:47 PM   #7
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I was just about to ask a question about absinthe when i saw this post, this sounds like something I would like to try.

We are planning a party and this should make it go with a bang!

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Old 09-20-2006, 05:38 PM   #8
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Sazerac Company, Inc.
info@sazerac.com
504-849-6400

they can either send them to you, or tell you where in your area they can be found. Their web site says so!

Man! I sat on Marcelle Bienvenue's back porch on the Bayou Teche and enjoyed those..... wonder how she's doing.....
Jeez, ChefJune, do you know the right people! i have Marcelle's cookbook entitled (and I looooove the title) "Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic, and Can You Make a Roux?"
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At this point, Lou and I are scheduled to return Feb.18 through the 23rd!

I expect to be drinking sazeracs by 5pm on the 18th!
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Is that the schedule for Carnival, Vera?
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