Sunday, November 20, 2011

1940s Legendre Herbsaint Intact Bottles





A pair of unopened 1940s full size Legendre Herbsaint bottles, double the fun to look at, and to taste very soon.



 Below: Two 120 proof Legendre Herbsaint Mini Bottles still holding their natural green color.



Saturday, September 17, 2011

Legendre Rum from the 1930s

A nice example of Legendre & Co. Rum from the 1930s.






Legendre & Company offered some other interesting products after launching Legendre Herbsaint, including a New Orleans Rum made from sugar cane, coming out of the local  Louisiana Sugar Plantations.

We'll be posting more, once we get settled from moving......Stay tuned

Monday, June 13, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Glass of Herbsaint: The Herbsaint Bracer

Happy New Year!

For a little Morning After Relief....try an Herbsaint Bracer.

Appearing first in the inaugural Legendre Absinthe recipe booklet, as the Absinthe Bracer:




The 1944 Legendre Herbsaint recipe booklet:






The Herbsaint Bracer was made with equal parts of Legendre Herbsaint and Italian Vermouth, (At one time Legendre & Co. made their own Sweet Vermouth) with a twist of lemon peel, and a dash of bitters.

Herbsaint Bracer:

Fill half a glass with cracked ice.
Two ounces of Herbsaint     Use Herbsaint Original
Two ounces Italian Vermouth   Carpano Antica works very well in this cocktail

A dash of bitters   Hint: Try Peychauds as an alternative
Twist a piece of Lemon Peel on top.
Mix well and strain in a small glass.