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Be Sure To Wear Some Wormwood In Your Hair…..

What does one do on their first night in a strange city like San Francisco?

Taking a stroll downtown to go visit the Absinthe Brasserie & Bar should be considered a must for any absintheur. As I am swanning through this fair city for a mixture of work and pleasure, it would be remiss of me to forgo visiting this fine establishment and letting you, dear reader, know all about it. Particularly as their website is (to our, we feel a little fraternal affinity from an interweb point of view.


Situated on an easily identifiable corner position between Gough and Hayes Street, this popular establishment has a rich and luxuriously laid out dining area and easily accessible bar area where food may also be purchased alongside ones imbibing. The decor and ambience reflects the French Cafe atmosphere one would desire for a night on the green.


Upon my arrival I was warmly greeted by a namesake, Jonathan (Jonny Raglin), the Principal Bartender for Absinthe. Soon our mutual love and interest in absinthe laid the foundations for comparisons of the Australian and US experiences with absinthe. Of course such conversations should be lubricated with a glass of absinthe. Perched on the bar were two four tap water fountains waiting for my decision….Lucid or the San Franciscan produced St George Absinthe. Neither of which are currently available in Australia.

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Posted by Jonathan on May 10th 2008 | Filed in Absinthe brands,Bars,Food,People,Style | Comments (0)

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Boules d’absinthe de chocolat


These absolutely delicious liquid centred absinthe truffles have been commissioned exclusively for Absinthesalon. There are currently four varieties produced from a combination of the finest Swiss couverture, French and Swiss absinthe. For a limited time you will receive two complimentary absinthe truffles when you place an order with Absinthesalon.

Free chocolate! Its a win-win situation.

Posted by Robert on May 7th 2008 | Filed in Absinthiana,Food,News,Style | Comments (0)

The Festival of Me


Twas my birthday last Saturday, and as my fellow administrator was off touring the St George distillery in the USA (which you will hear about in very short order), I gathered a few other equally louche friends for an afternoon of absinthe, boules and chocolate pirate cake at Obervatory Hill, Millers Point.

What else do you need?

Pics: Daniel Hatadi

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Posted by Robert on May 7th 2008 | Filed in Events,News,People,Style,Uncategorized | Comments (0)

From Inside The Green

I’m writing this entry after having worked through two bottles of Mansinthe, a bottle and a half of Kubler 53, a bottle each of Lemercier 72 and La Fee Parisian, a handful of glasses of Duplais Verte, and a lone, muddy louche of Jacques Senaux Black.

Needless to say, this wasn’t in a single evening.

It’s been a few months now since I had my first taste of Mansinthe, but the details of the event are still clear to me. Matter of fact, I’m sipping the last glass from my second bottle as I write this, and Marilyn Manson’s particular version of la fee verte is doing a decent job of jogging my memory.

When we last left my intrepid adventures into the world of absinthism, I was riding my bicycle home with the bottle, glasses, spoon and sugar cubes stowed away in my backpack. Thankfully, Crumpler makes excellent storage equipment, so I arrived home without incident.

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Posted by Daniel Hatadi on May 7th 2008 | Filed in Absinthe-Minded Journal | Comments (0)