The primary authorized American absinthe launched after the U.S. ban was lifted in 2007, St. George Absinthe Verte shines on this misunderstood class. It doesn’t trigger hallucinations or madness, however the brandy-infused natural elixir does have an unholy trinity of wormwood, fennel, star anise, and an insane 120-proof kick.
St. George distills its brandy infusion in a 1,500-liter copper pot nonetheless, adopted by a secondary infusion of mint, tarragon, opal basil, lemon balm, hyssop, and stinging nettles. The secondary infusion is what provides absinthe its emerald inexperienced coloration.
By the point the bottle reaches the drinker, the absinthe can have modified from emerald to its attribute “lifeless leaf” hue attributable to chlorophyll from all of the botanicals breaking down with time and publicity to mild.
To reinforce its potent flavors, a big ice dice is good and creates a milky cloudiness. Including water additional releases botanical oils, deepening the louche and intensifying the aroma. Opposite to folklore, no further sugar is required to make St. George Absinthe Verte palatable, particularly in cocktails that decision for an anise spirit.