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THL: What is it?
Amerique 1912 Absinthe Rouge is a traditional pre-ban absinthe that is distilled with anise, grande wormwood, and fennel. It is then infused with hibiscus to give it its pink color.
THL: Why should you try it?
The hibiscus in this absinthe tames its heat, and makes it much more approachable for someone who doesn't necessarily love the very earthy taste of most absinthes. Amerique absinthes come in storage containers to maintain the color of the spirits (which tend to fade after its natural coloring process).
THL: Who makes it?
Great Lakes Distillery crafts this absinthe and its green sister, Amerique Absinthe Verte. Great Lakes was the first distillery in Wisconsin since Prohibition and the founder, Guy Rehorst, was influential in changing state laws to allow for distilleries to sample their products and sell their own bottles.
THL: What does it taste like?
Cinnamon, cloves, cranberry meets citrus
THL: How should you drink it?
Try a cocktail recommended by Great Lakes Distillery, La Lune Rouge:
1-1/4 ounces. Amerique 1912 Absinthe Rouge
1 ounces simple syrup
3/4 ounces fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounces egg white
Combine ingredients in a shaker with 1 ice cube. Shake extra hard to emulsify egg white. Open shaker, and fill with ice. Shake hard for 20 - 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled flute.