Traditional Cocktails

Parisienne Cocktails The Sazerac Some say that the Sazerac is the first cocktail; it’s certainly the first New Orleans cocktail; acknowledged by many as the home of the cocktail. New Orleans being closely tied with France was absinthe’s home in the US....

Part 5: The industry takes note

Part 5: The industry takes note going global with serious consequences Reborn in the USA Having opened the absinthe category in 1998, and now selling across the world; we may justly lay claim to having significantly shaped the absinthe market over the past ten years....

Enjoy Absinthe

Enjoying Absinthe Throughout the 1800’s and early 1900’s absinthe was enjoyed by many and since the bans have slowly been lifting around the world is once again becoming a fashionable beverage. Traditional French absinthe has always been enjoyed by slowly...
Death in the Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon

Hemingway entered his absinthe cocktail into a selection of celebrity drinks recipes, compiled in a 1935 masterpiece called “So Red the Nose, or, Breath in the Afternoon”. This legendary book contains cocktail recipes by 30 leading authors of its time....
Farewell to George Whitman

Farewell to George Whitman

“Be not inhospitable to strangers – Lest they be angels in disguise”       George Whitman, 12.12.1913 – 14.12.2011 The death of the owner of the Shakespeare & Co bookstore in Paris, has brought back memories of my time in...

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