Sydney Nightlife: Absinthe Salon

Absinthe Salon
Sydney nightlife: Absinthe Salon.

Sydney Nightlife: Absinthe Salon

For a taste of the potent, aniseed- flavored spirit known to aficionados as la fée verte (“the green fairy”), head to Sydney’s Absinthe Salon (87 Albion St., Surry Hills; 61-2/ 9211-6632; absinthesalon.com.au), which is dedicated exclusively to the once-prohibited liquor. Done up like a fin de siècle Parisian café, the cozy salon serves 18 different absinthe labels—among them a 106-proof Kübler and a 148-proof Blanche de Fougerolles—in traditional bohemian fashion: with ice water dripped over a sugar cube. —Sari Wijaya

Originally appeared in the June/July 2010 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Absinthe Minded”)

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