Le Tourment Vert Absinthe
I love anis-flavored liquors, so I am happy to see the resurgence of them, even if so many of the new ones are trading on the cultural cache of hipster stupidity. But hey, who wouldn't want to see the green fairy? Never mind that all of the new "absinthe" brands have such miniscule amounts of thujone that you would die of alcohol poisoning long before realizing the effects of it. This stuff tastes good, if you like licorice/fennel flavors. This one is actually rather mild and sweet, although if taken straight still has some kick. I am left wondering why Pernod itself hasn't jumped back into the fray? Maybe they don't want to lose market share for Pernod and Ricard...anyway, enjoy this and other pastis with some ice-cold water; it doesn't need the sugar cube, and after you've done the ritual once, you'll probably want to take this without it so it's not so sweet.
Great for mixing and a really nice subtle herbal/anise flavor. I like it with fresh lemon juice and a little sugar syrup (sweet & tart).
Great mixing absinthe. If you have tried absinthe and didn't like the overpowering taste, try this absinthe either with ice cold water or mixed.