Its official – La Maison Fontaine Absinthe is the best.

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Well, here at Pretty Green we always knew La Maison Fontaine was the best Absinthe ever, but now it is official — after being crowned Best in Class and awarded a Gold Medal for Absinthe!

This week the International Wine and Spirits Competition announced their 2010 results and La Maison Fontaine was awarded Gold in the Absinthe Category. The IWSC aims to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs, they host an annual awards and all products are blind tasted by the crème of the Global bar industry.

The judges regarded La Maison Fontaine as ‘delightful and invigorating’, which is exactly what we think too… Though hours of gruelling cocktail making and tasting (life is so hard sometimes), we have discovered some of the best ways to drink the award winning drink… One of our favourites is the Chez Cherie:


• 35ml La Maison Fontaine Absinthe

• 25ml Aged Rum

• 10ml Hazelnut liqueur

• 4 dash Angostura bitters


Stir with cubed ice in a boston tin, then strain into a small chilled coupe glass, garnished with 2 drunken cherries on a prism stick.

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Cheers! Now where did we put those glasses…