(Help to) Buy a girl a drink in Paris...

Aug 4th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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(Help to) Buy a girl a drink in Paris...

While in Paris, I'd like to try these three drinks -
-Absinthe, with or w/out the green fairy
-Kir Royal, as an aperitif
-Pastis, Pernod or Ricard (5:1 water ratio?)

Would anyone have any specific advice about how, when or where to order?
I saw the Hotel Royal Fromentin recommended for the absinthe on another thread.

And I will thank any advisors in advance, as I don't believe in bumping more deserving questions out of the Top 25 for no good reason! Thank you very much.
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Aug 4th, 2009, 11:12 AM
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pastis and kir royale you can order in almost any restaurant or cafe that serves alcohol. Kir (white wine with cassis) and the royal version (with champagne) and pastis are usually apparetifs you sip while looking at the menu, or as a pre-dinner drink. Although you can order them anytime!
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Aug 4th, 2009, 11:12 AM
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oh meant to add...they will bring your pastis on its own and carafe of water...add water to taste! As much or as little as you want
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Aug 4th, 2009, 11:22 AM
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What do you mean by "with or w/out the green fairy"?

I thought "the green fairy" was a nickname for absinthe itself. I've never heard of it being ordered "with a fairy" or without. IIRC, I had it in France but I can't remember where. I don't know common it is at a regular bar, I might have been at a club.
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Aug 5th, 2009, 06:35 AM
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Thanks Cheryllj, I was referring to the presence or absence of thujone-containing wormwood, and all I meant was I'll take what I can get.

But now I wonder if pastis is really just "absinthe-lite."
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Jan 16th, 2010, 05:31 PM
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So, 29FEB, how did you do??
Have all three?
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Jan 16th, 2010, 05:41 PM
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I had absinthe at the Relais St Germain's restaurant. Absinthe is the green fairy but not as powerful as long ago.
I prefer Pastis, especially the stronger PASTIS 51.
kir is more delicate.
If you don't like licorice, you won't like pastis.
If you like campari, try SUZE which is unavailable here.
Like Campari, it's a gentian based drink.
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