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St Patrick's Day PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 March 2013 10:11

Enjoy St Patrick's Day with La Fée

 


 

La Fée Irish Coffee Recipe

Last Updated on Monday, 18 March 2013 11:16
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La Fée at Ossie Clark Re-launch PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 March 2013 11:56

La Fée ran an Absinthe bar at Proud Gallery in Chelsea for the re-launch of "King of the King's Road" designer, Ossie Clark. Clark was a dressmaker extraordinaire in the 1960's making clothes for the likes of Mick Jagger, Twiggy, Marianne Faithfull, The Beatles, The Who amoung countless others. — at Proud Galleries

Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2013 11:56
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Absinthe Pancakes PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 February 2013 15:47

Liven up your pancakes today - try our La Fée Absinthe sugar syrup - it's really easy to make and simply delicious!

 

Ingredients
2 tablespoons of caster sugar
1 tablespoon of water
Juice of ½ a lemon
1 teaspoon La Fée Absinthe

Method: Add the caster sugar, water and lemon juice to a pan.  Bring to the boil and stir over heat until it reduces to a syrupy consistency.  Add a teaspoon of La Fée Absinthe and stir.  Drizzle over freshly cooked pancakes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 12:32
 
La Fée at the Café Royal PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 February 2013 14:36

La Fée at the Café Royal

 

George Rowley and Mariona Gonzalez

Last Wednesday evening the Café Royal hosted a VIP opening in the fabulous Pompadour suite, (a gilded room of chandeliers and mirrors linked to a pillared terrace overlooking Regent Street).  A famous haunt of Oscar Wilde and Absinthe, now being frequented by the likes of Stephen Fry, Alexander Armstrong and philosopher Alain de Botton.  Drinks being served were predominantly classic and modern La Fée cocktails and Taittinger champagne.

Absinthe Drinker at the Café Royal by Sir William Orpen

Especially popular was La Fée’s Blanche Refresher (see cocktails for recipe).

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 14:59
 
Valentine's Cocktail PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 February 2013 11:44

Say it with a well crafted cocktail this Valentine's Day...


 Romance is Back

(created by Ash Bovey)

 

30ml NV Absinthe Verte


(or 30ml La Fée Blanche/XS Suisse or 20ml Parisienne/XS Francaise)

 

20ml Chambord

25ml Apple Juice

20ml fresh Lime Juice

15ml Simple Syrup

2 dashes Fee Brothers Peach Bitters


Shake with ice as hard as you can then fine strain into a chilled Martini glass.  Garnish with two blackberries on a cocktail stick.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 11:50
 
La Fée wins two Absinthe Masters PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 February 2013 10:45

La Fée wins Two Absinthe Masters

 

La Fée was awarded two Absinthe Masters at The Spirits Business Absinthe Masters 2013.  This is great recognition for our recently launched La Fée Absinthe Blanche, alongside our super premium La Fée Absinthe Suisse which also won.

 

 

 

Absinthe Masters 2013 Results

 

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015 15:27
 
Dick Bradsell : Industry Legend PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 08 February 2013 11:47

Dick Bradsell was awarded Industry Legend of the Year by Imbibe magazine this week.   Dick has a long history with La Fée having given MD George Rowley a personal tutorial in tasting spirits back in 1998.  Dick was also our bartender when we launched Absinthe at the Groucho Club in Soho 14 years ago.   George bumped into him last night at dinner in his bar El Camion where he has been making some great cocktails with La Fée Blanche and Parisienne.

 


 

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 11:49
 
Café Royal Hotel - New Absinthe Cocktails PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 December 2012 16:21

Last Monday, The Café Royal re-opened it's doors for the first time in four years.

With La Fée Absinthe fountains stood atop the Art Deco bar we enjoyed the perfectly balanced La Fée cocktails made by the talented Gabor Papotti. The refurbishment has been carried out to the high standards of architect Sir David Chipperfield, whose three year project has brought the hotel into the 21st Century, while retaining it's original charm and splendour.



The Café was frequented by writers and artists such as Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley. The conversations at the Café would have been profound: Arthur Conan Doyle, H G Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Rudyard Kipling, W B Yeats, Walter Sickert and James McNeill Whistler were all patrons.

After substantial rebuilding in the 1920s, the Café’s appeal widened as did its clientele. In the 1930s and 40s, Augustus John, D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Noël Coward, Jacob Epstein and Graham Greene would be seen dining there.

Royalty also took to the place, and the Prince of Wales, later to abdicate as Edward VIII in order to marry Mrs Simpson, and The Duke of York, later to become George VI, often took lunch at the Café, as latterly did Diana, Princess of Wales.

The magnetic appeal of the Café continued to the later stages of the 20th century. Through the now venerable doors came stars such as Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger and Muhammed Ali – all the movers of new Sixties avant garde.

Here is Simon Difford's review in this week's CLASS online magazine.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 21 December 2012 17:27
 
Tasting the latest batch of La Fée X•S Française PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 December 2012 16:34

Tasting the latest batch of La Fée X•S Française

The latest batch of La Fée X•S Française arrived from Pontarlier last week, and before being given final approval it must be tasted...


It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it...

The traditional colouring process imparts a golden straw colour to the absinthe, which is at it's brightest soon after bottling - this batch being no exception.  Before dilution the aroma leaps from the glass:  Fresh pine with citrus and dry spice - complex and vibrant.  The louche is slow and steady, as the water slowly permeates the viscous spirit, releasing an array of herbal aromas.  After dilution La Fée X•S Française displays perfectly integrated sandalwood spice, warm anise and fresh fennel on the nose.  The palate is full, rich and well rounded - with earthy wormwood giving structure, rounded by light citrus and anise.  The finish is long, persistent, and very satisfying.

Testament to our master distiller's craft, this batch more than met our approval.

When La Fée started distilling these grape alcohol 'amer/bitter' absinthes, the EU rules differed to those which govern the distillation of 'spirit' absinthes:  The rules for distilling amers/bitter spirits have since been merged with those for normal absinthe spirits.  Unfortunately absinthes such as La Fée X•S Française and X•S Suisse are still prohibited in the 'States, as the US government only permits absinthe spirits to be imported.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 15:07
 
Where to buy La Fée this Winter PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 November 2012 15:14

Here you will find links to a selection of retailers in the USA, UK & France

USA online:

Bevmo

Drink-Up New York

Amazon.com

UK online:

The Drink Shop


The Whisky Exchange

Amazon.co.uk

UK Department Stores:

Harrods


Harvey Nichols

Fortnum and Mason


Selfridges


France:

La Maison Du Whisky, Paris

Fine Spirits (online)

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012 16:41
 
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