After a couple of years of doing a beer related advent calenders I went for something a little different this year.
This was actually inspired by Rob from AGGP, a warframe youtuber, this time last year. Though he didnt know how to prepare it and just downed the first day’s mini bottle. Lets just say his throat was on fire for a little while. You have to mix sugar and water with absinthe, more traditionally dripping water onto a sugar cube on a slotted spoon. Even went so far as to visit a place called Green bar in Regent street months ago to see if I actually liked Absinthe. The answer was a resounding yes. So roll on the absinthe’s.
So here we are, bottle number one. A french little number standing at 45% called Francois Guy. Once mixed it is quite pleasantly sweet and chock full of aniseed. It coats the pallet nicely and leaves a lingering aftertaste. Aroma is mostly anise as well. There is also a hint of herby flavours, but nothing clashes. A very simple and enjoying beginning to this years Advent calendar.