Join us tonight from 5pm-7pm in both the Manhattan wine store and the Brooklyn wine store to sample our St. George Spirits Absinthe Verte and learn how to prepare this spirit in the traditional manner. Ever wondered how much water to add? Why the sugar cube? How much to stir it? All these questions will be answered and you’ll have an opportunity to try this unusual spirit.
Our St. George Spirits Absinthe Verte inspires devotion among tipplers of artisanal spirits. Perhaps because it uses brandy as a base instead of beet liquor but maybe also because it is 120 proof! The high alcohol content is why people dilute absinthe with water to drink. Dilution also releases the aromatic oils within – in this case from 11 herbs and spices including star anise, riccola mint, wormwood, fennel, lemon balm, hyssop, stinging nettles, meadowsweet, basil and tarragon.
St. George is made in Alameda, California by the same folks who distill our Hangar One vodkas. Sauveur magazine recently chose it as their “favorite of the many newly available absinthes” for its “unusual mellowness” and lack of harsh notes.
St. George Absinthe Verte (Brooklyn)
St. George Absinthe Verte (Manhattan)