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Absinth

Absinthe or the "green fairy" has long been banned, but is experiencing a renewal of interest and quality, as proven by some Quebec producers. Discover all its secrets!

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  1. Fresh: A contemporary take on vermouth
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    A contemporary take on vermouth

    It’s an ingredient you’ve tasted in many popular cocktails like martinis, Old Fashioneds, Negronis, and even Spritzes. And contrary to popular belief, vermouth is more than just that syrupy aperitif your grandparents used to drink. Thanks to local and international mixologists and producers, it’s making a big comeback.

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  2. Quebec's green fairy
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    Quebec's green fairy

    It inspired 19th century poets and artists, and was banned, then legalized 100 years later. Absinthe is still shrouded in mystery to this day—but local distillers are doing their best to crack the code! Here are the secrets behind a spirit that’s winning over a growing number of Quebecers.

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  3. Absinthe today
    Tasting and service

    Absinthe today

    Far from apothecaries or laboratories, absinthe has become a sophisticated yet accessible product, used equally in cocktails and cooking.

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  4. Open bottles
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    Storing Opened Bottles

    How to store alcohol once the bottle’s been opened.

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  5. Absinthe
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    Absinthe’s double life

    Born of an ancient medicinal tradition and regularly fetishized in 19th century Europe, absinthe was often demonized and outlawed. Nowadays, this spirit is experiencing an increasing popularity – accompanied by a renaissance in Quebec.

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  6. absinthe glass
    Tasting and service

    Enjoying absinthe

    The story of absinthe is one filled with legends, fantastic tales, contradictions and mysteries. More than any other alcoholic drink, absinthe has been at the heart of controversy and has been the subject of quite a lot of speculation—for good reasons, and for some not so very good reasons.

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