Written By Treve Ring Libations / Spirits Oct 30, 2010 Okanagan Spirits Taboo SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestVernon, Okanagan Valley, BC $55-60 for 500ml www.okanaganspirits.comWith Halloween around the corner, this is the one time of year that it’s perfectly and widely acceptable to act a little bit Taboo. And think about it – spirits – Halloween… Right? Ok, so Master Class Distiller Frank Deiter at Okanagan Spirits has made it easy for us with his stunning Absinthe, Taboo. Absinthe, aka The Green Fairy (costume idea?), is an anise flavoured liquor that was the drink of choice for many of the great artists and intellectuals in late 19th- early 20th century France. This potent liqueur was, and still is, outlawed in many countries for years following many instances of harmful effects (i.e. deaths) of drinkers, most of which were due to over indulgence of the green spirit.Taboo Absinthe is made from an historic French recipe and is crafted in the European tradition using a hand-crafted and wood-fired copper pot still. The recipe includes Grande and petite wormwood, anise, hyssop, lemon balm and fennel. What it doesn’t include? Chemicals, artificial flavours or sugar in Taboo Absinthe.You can, of course, drink Absinthe straight, but it is generally not recommended as the taste can be too bitter and the alcohol content too strong. How to DRINK? In a cocktail impressing ghouly gals and guys at your Halloween party, preferably prior to monster mashing. There are a number of recipes on Okanagan Spirits’ Taboo site here – http://tabooabsinthe.com/drinks.php.Absinthe Serving Ritual:Step OneTo serve Absinthe, you’ll need an Absinthe spoon or fork, sugar cube and glass.Step TwoPour one shot 1.5 ounces of Absinthe into a glass.Step ThreeLay your slotted spoon or fork over the glass. Place a sugar cube on top of the spoon. Drip or slowly pour 3 ounces of ice water over the sugar cube.Step FourThe Absinthe will become cloudy or “louche”. A green ring will form around the periphery of the liquid. When the green ring disappears, the Absinthe has been properly diluted.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsTaboo Absinthe is made from an historic French recipe and is crafted in the European tradition using a hand-crafted and wood-fired copper pot still. The recipe includes Grande and petite wormwood, anise, hyssop, lemon balm and fennel, You can, of course, drink the anise-flavoured Absinthe straight, but it is generally not recommended as the taste can be too bitter and the alcohol content too strong. How to DRINK? In a cocktail impressing ghouly gals and guys at your Halloween party, preferably prior to monster mashing.spiritsWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Comments are closed.