I was asked by my buddy Alet about the exact location to buy absinthe retail. He says one of d outlets (Palette2) sells it close to 500 bucks a bottle, and $45 a shot.
Being the communist that I am, i find that plain wrong. C’mon, for d price of 4 shots, I can buy a bottle of absinthe retail. Go get your own from Tong Woh, the importer.
In the spirit of solidarity, I’ve decided to be an angel (or is it fairy) and create a link for a map that points out the exact location of d booze shop in PJ. Nah. (It can load a lil slow sometimes, but u’ll get there)
If u STILL can’t find it, screw u. Wat am i, an absinthe pimp?
Actually, no, gimme a call, i’ll take u there, so long as i drink with u.
Keep an extinguisher / water handy, if u drink it d way i do.
Otherwise, here are some mixing options. These are the ones that I swallowed during the launch.
30ml La Clandestine Absinthe
15ml Monin Passion Fruit Syrup
20ml Boiron White Peach Puree
60ml Apple Juice
1 nos Lime Wedge
Mix all ingredients into mixing glass & shake. Strain content into a 12oz catalina/sling glass.
Garnish with lemongrass stalk and mint sprig.
5ml La Angelique Absinthe
1 nos Fresh Strawberry
35ml Cognac Brandy
15ml Monin Vanilla Syrup
Place Angelique absinthe and orange zest into a brandy snifter and flame.
Muddle fresh strawberry into a 12oz collins and add rest of ingredients including flamed absinthe. Stir till well mixed. Top with more crushed ice.
Garnish with strawberry halve.
40ml La Clandestine Absinthe
20ml Monin White Chocolate Syrup
3 drops Orange Infused Malt Whisky / Bourbon
Mix all ingredients and stir till a desired consistency is achieved.
Fine strain content into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with cinnamon stick.
Now, ain’t it faster and less messy to have it straight up? Sure, it won’t taste as good, but at least it’s to-the-point. Or u could start with cocktails, and when u get bored of that, burn ‘em all!
If u got long hair, watch out now. Absinthe is extremely flammable. U just need to get an open flame close to it and it lights up. And everything that came into contact with the liquor will go up, including your fingers, as I discovered. But after a few shots, u won’t really care. Anyway, everybody has some form of drinking-related scars (physical or mental) .