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5 August, 2015

St. George Spirits Tasting Room

St. George Spirits Tasting Room
Posted in : Absinthe, Bars in the Bay Area, CA, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Gin, Liqueurs, Other Spirits, Vodka on by : The Gourmez
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Since I moved to the Bay Area two years ago, I’ve heard countless admonitions that I hadn’t been to St. George Spirits (2601 Monarch St., Alameda Point), one of the first craft distilleries in the US. Even more recently, that’s shifted to countless admonitions to check out Faction Brewing, housed next door, as beer appeals
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11 February, 2014

Ridge Distillery Absinthe Blanche

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Ridge Distillery Absinthe Blanche Kalispell, MT 116 proof This absinthe is completely clear, as I’d imagine the blanche designation indicates. It has few legs to speak of when swirling it in the glass and is a completely blank slate based on appearance. Its particular anise smell reminds me of the thick, black, candy bites of
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26 October, 2013

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder at the Great American Music Hall

Posted in : Bars in the Bay Area, CA, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Music on by : The Gourmez
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I tried this intriguing cocktail during my first show at the Great American Music Hall, which is an intimate space for a concert. Even the back of the venue doesn’t feel far removed from the musicians. Plus, the gorgeous architecture is worth a visit all on its own — if only they allowed SLRs into
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19 April, 2013

Meadow of Love Absinthe Superieure

Posted in : Absinthe, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars on by : The Gourmez
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Meadow of Love Absinthe Superieure Delaware Phoenix Distillery Walton, NY   Let’s be real — Meadow of Love is a very hippie name for a spirit. And let me be realer — hippie names speak my language. I went to college in Santa Cruz, people. I’m not an ideal hippie myself, but the culture is
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20 February, 2013

Cocktails and Other Night Sights in New Orleans

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Cocktails and Other Night Sights in New Orleans Last time, we covered the bevy of food I ate after dark in New Orleans. In this post, we’ll take a look at all the tantalizing libations Ben and I imbibed in the Big Easy in early December. You may question this claim by the end, but
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17 August, 2012

Absente

Posted in : Absinthe, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars on by : The Gourmez
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Absente France 55% ABV This is a pretty darn expensive absinthe at $60 according to my husband—it was a birthday present. It’s from France, but the fake import stickers on the label are off putting. If they are from France, they don’t need to play at it. However, my doubts are quieted as I drink
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16 January, 2012

The End of 2011 Absinthe Cocktail Challenge

Comments : 5 Posted in : Absinthe, Cocktail Recipes, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars on by : The Gourmez
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As you may have heard, we rang in 2012 two weeks ago. Crazy, right? Crazier is that I unexpectedly ended up hosting some friends at our place to celebrate and was reminded by one of them that there was a challenge on the table. You see, two friends, Steve and Chris, have this habit of
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7 September, 2011

Pernod Anise

Posted in : Appearances, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Liqueurs, Missing from the Gourmez, Uncategorized on by : The Gourmez
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Pernod Anise French anise-based liqueur Oh, licorice, how I love you in your many forms! Hang around me for long and you will learn a little secret: Sambuca is my undoing. Absinthe is a close second. However, my opinion of Galliano is much, much lower, so I was unsure whether or not Pernod would match
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31 August, 2010

Absente Minded @ Posta Tuscan Grille

Posted in : Bars in the Research Triangle of NC, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars on by : The Gourmez
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Absente Minded Posta Tuscan Grille, Raleigh Website $12 The Absente Minded cocktail, which I tried at the Triangle Foodie Tweetup held last week at Posta Tuscan Grille, was a delightful, satisfying, smooth cocktail. I enjoyed it so much that night that I came back the next one for another before heading to the Adam Lambert
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6 October, 2009

Dykki @ Whiskey (Durham)

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Dykki Whiskey Five Points, Durham This colorless cocktail was made with Plymouth gin, St. Germain elderflower liquor, Lillet Blanc, and an absinthe rinse.  It smelled of both licorice and pine trees.  The elderflower liquor gave a hint of sweetness to the drink and the Lillet Blanc provided smoothness.  These two elements combined made the gin
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