hist-brewing: Wormwood

Patrick Bureau patricdlc at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 18 15:22:48 PST 1999


Being a frenchman myself, I can tell you that it is an
aquired taste from mostly the southern part of france.
I rather take mine with 1:5 ratio.. I like it a little
stronger as the 1:7 (usually served) is rather well watery in taste.

patrick bureau


>From: "Steve Call" <massmeister at hotmail.com>
>To: shroom at theriver.com, PBLoomis at aol.com, hist-brewing at pbm.com
>Subject: Re: hist-brewing: Wormwood
>Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 12:02:44 EST
>
>Correct. I'd also like to point out that, from discussions with French,
>these two are merely the most popular brands in France and are likely to be
>the only ones readily available outside France itself.
>
>Also, many French drink it as an appertif or digestif(ve?)
>
>The most popular way is to "drown it" by adding 7 times the amount, of
>water. A container of water is placed beside the glass, you add your own, 
>in
>much the same way you would get a whiskey and water in Australia or 
>Britain.
>
>Personally, I tried about five different ways with both brands and wasn't
>impressed
>
>Cheers
>Steve
>
>
>
>>From: Shroom <shroom at theriver.com>
>>To: PBLoomis at aol.com, hist-brewing at pbm.com
>>Subject: Re: hist-brewing:  Wormwood
>>Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 14:52:03 -0700
>>
>>Sorry to disagree, but Pastis and Pernod are both brand names for the same
>>thing.  Both are imported into the US (appx $17/750ml) and are the same
>>strength.
>>
>>It is true that the usual method of drinking either one is to cut it 1:x
>>with
>>water in a tall glass (x being anywhere from 3 to 10 depending on personal
>>taste, bars usually give you 1:4 or so) and sometimes ice cubes.  "mixed"
>>drinks
>>can also be made with it, a "tomate" (tomato) by adding Grenadine, and a
>>"perroquet" (parrot) by mixing with creme de menthe.  Usually drunk in the
>>summer as a cooling drink.
>>
>>
>>Frederic Bourdelier
>>
>>
>>
>> >     The wormwood-free version of absinthe is marketed under the name
>>Pernod,
>> > and is readily available in the USA.  Pastis is Pernod cut with about
>>two
>> > parts
>> > water (which causes it to go all cloudy), and is what the driver of
>>Princess
>>
>>
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