Looking to experience the bohemian days of
an artist or ‘accursed poet’ in the 19th century?
Revive the legend of the Green Fairy with absinthe!

Looking to experience the bohemian days of
an artist or ‘accursed poet’ in the 19th century?
Revive the legend of the Green Fairy with absinthe!

GRANDE ABSENTE 69°


Ultra Premium Absinthe Bitter

Grande Absente will awaken your thirst for forbidden flavours as you perform the legendary ritual: gently pour iced water over a sugar cube perched on an absinthe spoon atop a glass.
Watch as the absinthe clouds in the glass and assumes its broody iridescent hue... Then, even before taking your first sip, breathe in the aromas and fragrances of aniseed, mint and spices that accompany the essence of the absinthe plant.

Cocktails with Grande Absente

Recipes with Grande Absente

ABSENTE 55°


Absinthe Spirit drink
Ready to drink, Absente can be enjoyed without the addition of sugar. With an alcohol content of 55% and 10mg of Thujone, it is the first Absinthe authorised.

Cocktails with Absente

Recipes with Absente

 

ABSENTE fluo 26°


Absente 26 gets fluorescent under black light due to natural vitamin B2. Can be enjoyed on the rocks, with crushed ice, or as a shot. Also perfect for cocktails.

 

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  • Absente Fluo 26°

    Absente Fluo 26°

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    70 cl - 26° alcohol

    Absente 26 is a low alcohol absinthe liqueur in the absinthe family. Composed of wormwood, wormwood plants, male aurone, green anise, melissa and peppermint, it becomes
    fluoresces in the dark under black light (due to the presence of riboflavin, a natural colouring agent).

    19.90 € TTC
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  • Absente 55° case + Van Gogh spoon

    Absente 55° case + Van Gogh spoon

    55°- 70 cl 

    Absinthe is  very characteristic . This is a clever blend of absinthe, artemisia, green anise and balm : delicate, sweet and slightly spiced .

    28.50 € TTC
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  • Absente 55°, absinth

    Absente 55°, absinth

    55°- 70 cl

    Absinthe is  very characteristic. This is a clever blend of absinthe, artemisia, green anise and balm : delicate, sweet and slightly spiced.

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  • Grande Absente case + spoon

    Grande Absente case + spoon

    69° - 70cl

    The very authentic absinthe: Grande Absente is a bitter liqueur which contains more plants of absinthe and less sugar.

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  • Grande Absente 69, absinth

    Grande Absente 69, absinth

    69° - 70cl

    The very authentic absinthe: Grande Absente is a bitter liqueur which contains more plants of absinthe and less sugar.

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  • Grande Absente 69, absinth

    Grande Absente 69, absinth

    69° - 35cl

    The very authentic absinthe: Grande Absente is a bitter liqueur which contains more plants of absinthe and less sugar.

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  • Absente - 10 cl

    Absente - 10 cl

    55° - 10 cl

    Absinthe is  very characteristic . This is a clever blend of absinthe, artemisia, green anise and balm : delicate, sweet and slightly spiced .

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ABSENTE

Absente 55 is enjoyed by those in the know in the true tradition that involves a flame, sugar, water and absinthe… a ceremonial ritual which gives free reign to your imagination.
Absente 55 derives its bitterness from several of the aromatic plants of absinthe (Artémisia Absinthium). The thujone content is strictly regulated in line with legislation (extract from legislation).
The Absente 55 recipe, a blend of absinthe, aniseed flavors, mint and spices, gives it its incomparable color and unexpected length of flavor.

Tips: Here are a few ideas. Adapt to suit your mood and taste: serve using the traditional spoon method, onto crushed ice or, if you love your drinks strong, just serve it neat. With Absente 55 there are no rules.

GRANDE ABSENTE

Grande Absente 69, the modern, provocative "green fairy" which inspires the contemporary art scene, embodies all that is spiritual and anti-establishment.
 Grande Absente 69 - the genuine article - contains more absinthe plants, which gives it its very particular bitterness.

The rite of passage to the very essence of a true absinthe! Grande Absente 69. Caution, you may become mad... about it!

Tips: Aside from the traditional absinthe ritual, the different plants and of course the absinthe contained in Grande Absente 69 make it an ideal addition to an infinite number of cocktails. Shakers at the ready!

ABSENTE FLUO

FLUORESCENT • ABSENTE 26 glows under black light (ultraviolet)! This is due to the presence of riboflavin which is a natural pigment. 
ORIGINAL • ABSENTE 26 is an absinthe liqueur, both sweet and bitter in the mouth, with strong wormwood notes and a lingering fresh finish. 
VERSATILE • ABSENTE 26 is perfect for cocktails and pairs well with mint, strawberry, basil, Sichuan pepper or bergamot. ABSENTE 26 can also be enjoyed on the rocks or over crushed ice.

Presentation

Grande Absinthe (Artémisia Absinthium) had been used since ancient times to treat illnesses. When anise was added, the resulting elixir was a guaranteed success. At the time the concoctions were prescribed to the sick and secret of the elixir was very quickly bought over. This was how Absinthe came to be distilled for the first time,

 and it very quickly became established. In 1830, Absinthe was taken by the soldiers in their quest to conquer overseas territories. They used it to purify the water but also to cure their homesickness. On their return they continued to drink Absinthe. The bourgeoisie, in awe of its soldiers, tried the drink and enjoyed it while artists, always on the look out for new pleasures, discovered it too.

 Drinkers suddenly had a drink with powerful plant aromas to which they could add ice-cold water. But the water wasn't added any old how. To "surprise" the Absinthe, you had to let the water fall, drop by drop, onto a sugar cube placed on a perforated metal spoon. Once the sugar had dissolved, the water could finally be added in a steadier stream to "battre l’Absinthe" until fully mixed, a genuine alchemy between the water and the plant essences.

The artists lived and breathed Absinthe. This modern young lady who provoked them, enchanted them. She swept the drinkers into the most nonsensical dreams in which they had a magnificent talent and found the exact words to describe their little green-eyed muse.

From 1860, Absinthe reached the working classes and became so much in vogue that it reached the status of "national drink." However it was soon to become the symbol of alcoholism.

Becoming the scapegoat of all the ills caused by this epidemic, which reached a peak in the late 19th century, the little green fairy became the "green peril."

The newly-created anti-alcohol leagues, and the wine lobbies, shocked at absinthe's success, put pressure on the government for it to be banned.

It was not however until World War I that the government, concerned not to upset any more people than it already had, finally adopted some restrictive measures. Judged insufficient, they were supplemented by a new draft bill, passed in March 1915, prohibiting the production and sale of Absinthe.

Legislation:
Regulation EC No. 1334/2008 of 16 December 2008, which came into force on 20 January 2011: the maximum authorized content of thujone (alpha and beta) in alcoholic drinks produced from species of Artemisia is 35mg/kg.

On 17 May 2011, the 1915 Act on the ban on the production, wholesale and retail and circulation of absinthe and similar liqueurs, was repealed.

The term "absinthe" can now appear on the label, (previously the mandatory formulation was "made from absinthe plants").
The product cannot yet be sold under the name "Absinthe" because it doesn't have a European Community definition. The FFS and DGCCRF are working to have absinthe included in European law.

History

The ingredients are steeped and/or distilled. They are prepared in advance and mixed at the time of production. It is not a coincidence if the Distilleries et Domaines de Provence decided to make Absente from a blend of essences, which allows them to control the thujone content of all the products it makes from absinthe plants.
The finished Absente is checked, tasted, filtered and then bottled.

ABSENTE FLUO

After receiving the raw materials, the first step is to macerate the mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) to extract the aromatic substances. This produces the mugwort infusion, which provides the structure.

The second step will be the distillation of other plants: grand wormwood (which brings freshness), male aurone or lemon wormwood or arquebuse (which reinforces the fresh notes of the grand wormwood), mint, melissa and green anise. We then obtain the distillates that bring freshness and subtlety.

Last step, the blending. We mix all the ingredients and proceed to the physico-chemical and organoleptic controls.

The specificity of Absente Fluo is the presence of male aurone (Absente and Grande Absente do not have any). And it is composed only of mugwort infusion and distillates.  Whereas Absente and Grande Absente are not only composed of mugwort infusion and distillates (green anise, mint and lemon balm) but also contain mugwort and wormwood essences.

 

Production method

How do you drink ABSENTE?

The armoise (Artemisia Vulgaris) infusion gives Absente its structure.
The alcoholate and essences add subtile flavors of anise, mint and spices, giving Absente its balance, elegance, freshness and surprising length of flavor.

For drinking Absente there are no rules (or very few):
You can pour the Absente onto crushed ice or ice cubes.
If you like strong drinks then you can drink it neat.
If you prefer it slightly bitter and less sweet, simply add fresh water to your Absente.
Those nostalgic for the past can practice the ritual of bygone days by placing a sugar cube onto an absinthe spoon placed on the rim of the glass and slowing pour in the water until it melts the sugar and turns the Absente an opalescent green.

Absente can also be flambéed and added to cocktails.

Organoleptic profile :


Colour : a beautiful light green with clear shiny glints of yellow.

Nose : a subtile aroma of absinthe blended with anise, mint and spices.

Mouth : round aniseed attack moving onto a well-structured feel thanks to the presence of the amoise, finishing with the fresh, spicy notes (absinthe, lemon balm and mint) which give Absente its length of flavor

Storage : at room temperature, not above 25°C or keep chilled. Store the bottle upright. No use-by date.

How do you drink GRANDE ABSENTE?

A few ideas to use depending on your tastes and desires....

Traditionally, with the absinthe spoon ritual:
Place a piece of sugar soaked with Grande Absente on an absinthe spoon placed on the edge of the glass. Light the sugar with a flame. Gently pour the water over it, to slowly dissolve the sugar and to tint the liqueur with an opalescent green.
Pour the Grande Absente over shaved ice.
Add a little water only for those who prefer bitter drinks that are not very sweet.

And those who love strong sensations will appreciate Grande Absente neat, at 69% alc/vol.
In cocktails

Organoleptic Profile :

Colour : beautiful clear green color with yellow reflections, which look clear and brilliant.

Nose : The aromatic power of grande absinthe dominates with the characteristic camphor and menthol notes which then mix in with fresh anise and spice notes.

Mouth : a powerful attack due to the presence of absinthe, then the structured development leaves room for a fresh and spiced final note that gives the product its lingering taste.

Storage : at room temperature, not over 25°C or in the refrigerator. Store the bottle upright. No expiration date.

How do you drink ABSENTE FLUO ?

Absente 26 is ideal in cocktails with mint, strawberry, bergamot, basil or Sichuan pepper. It can also be enjoyed chilled, on crushed ice or in a shot.

Organoleptic profile :

Colour : light green with a luminous yellow reflection. It becomes fluorescent in the dark under black light thanks to the presence of riboflavin, a natural colouring agent.

Nose : powerful (absinthe), lemony, woody, minty.

Mouth : Both sweet and bitter with a dominant wormwood flavour, perfectly balanced with a long fresh and woody finish.

Storage : at room temperature, not over 25°C or in the refrigerator. Store the bottle upright. No expiration date.

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