In the center of New Orleans' historical French Quarter on Bourbon Street, Alpha Cigar company enjoyed providing cigars for a night of absinthe and absinthe cocktails at the Old Absinthe House this past week. Ted Breaux, founder of Lucid Absinthe and the grandfather of the Absinthe revival in the United States, was there to sign his new book.
We are proud to say that the Absinthe used in our cigars, La Maison Fontaine, was mentioned in this Absinthe grand master's work. The book signing took place just a few weeks after Alpha Cigar launched its Edition New Orleans cigar, a premium hand-rolled, long filler cigar infused with French Absinthe. After enjoying fantastic Absinthe Mules and Absinthe Tonics garnished with limes, participants, including a Norwegian master aqvavit distiller, retired outside to join Alpha Cigar Company's Jack and Tim Cavenagh for our Absinthe Infused connecticut cigar, a creamy Ecuadorian-Connecticut robusto, with Olor Dominicano binders, and cuban seed long fillers bunched “Entubar” in the Cuban style. Also available were the Edition New Orleans Cigar in Half Corona.
Pictured below are the Cavenagh Brothers with Ted Breaux. Ted is known for creating Lucid Absinthe, an Absinthe that is made in the true French style. He is credited with reintroducing Absinthe to the US, and reigniting interest in what otherwise may have been a long lost historical beverage.
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