Obsello Absinthe Verte: The Real Deal?
I first heard about absinthe (the green, anise-flavored spirit) in a 19th century French literature class in Paris. At 16, I became fascinated by the literature of Baudelaire and Rimbaud, who described the seductive/addictive powers of the “Green Fairy” with such intensity. I even did my own reproduction of Edgar Degas’ famous painting, The Absinthe Drinker (see below).
Hence, my immediate interest when I heard about Obsello, the latest – and most highly praised – absinthe verte on the market today.
The Obsello reps claim that their version is the real deal, having been distilled from eight botanicals, and eau de vie from Penedés Spain, and containing no added food coloring or sugar.
The Beverage Tasting Institute (BTI) just awarded Obsello Absinthe Verte a Gold Medal (score: 91), describing the drink as “big” and “brawny.”
So where can you find this stuff? Head to White Star, Sasha Petraske’s new and controversial “no-cocktail” bar in Manhattan.
Happy hour, here I come!
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