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Musset didn't write the way he did because he drank absinthe, instead he drank for the same reason for which he wrote just like that: namely out of despair.

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Serpis Absinth Classic 55

Brand information

0.7 liter
Licores Sinc, S.A

The famous red Spanish absinthe. Around 2005 several Spanish brands started to make absinthe in all kinds of colors. But the Serpis Red Absinthe is still one of the first, in the modern era.

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Serpis Absinth Classic 55 2011-12-07 20:06:38 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 07, 2011

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My first thought was; Why make red absinthe?! What a lame marketing gimmick! And I still believe it is. Since the red color has nothing to do with the contents what so ever. On the back it is clearly stated the five (!!) color additives used to create the color. (European codes; E122, E123, E102, E132 and E124).

When it comes to the drinking experience itself, it's not at all as bad as I thought it would be. It's a quite pleasant taste, but I wouldn't call it the characteristic taste of an absinthe. There's quite a lot of anise and a very little taste of the wormwood somewhere in the back. It louches very well when adding water, but the color makes it look like some fruitpunch bought at Starbucks.

All in all, it's a nice aperitif for a hot summers evening, but in not one of my favourites by far. Worth noting is that it is acutally supposedly a distilled absinthe!
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