The 5 Tastiest Absinthes

It's not the stuff of legend, but it makes a fine cocktail
By Michael Foreman,  Newser User
Posted Aug 7, 2008 12:03 PM CDT
Add cold water and sugar to enjoy absinthe.   (©SanFranAnnie)
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(Newser) – Absinthe is back on sale in the US after being outlawed since 1912 because of a compound believed to cause hallucinations, but two brands were approved for sale last year. So Esquire rounded up the five best bottles of absinthe.

  1. Vieux Pontarlier ($65): Absinthe at its finest.
  1. Versinthe ($55): This "training-wheels" absinthe weighs in at just 90 proof.

  1. Mansinthe ($65): Goth rocker Marilyn Manson's brand, made in Switzerland.
  1. St. George Absinthe Verte ($75): A domestic absinthe, and acquired taste, from an unusual recipe.
  1. Pernod Absinthe ($65): The favorite before 1912, Pernod is back and tasty as ever.