Pure absinthe is first poured into a specific type of glass, on top of which a special absinthe spoon is placed. A sugar cube is placed on the spoon, and iced water is slowly dripped over it. The absinthe is diluted in three to five parts water.
The way in which absinthe is prepared plays a key role in the way its tastes, allowing the herbal aromas to be released and to intensify with respect to the other aromas.
Sarah Bernhardt was a great French actress born in Paris in 1844 to a dutch courtesan and a French magistrate. She captivated audience from a young age with her impulsive and passionate nature. In 1859, Sarah entered the Conservatory for a three-year residency, during which she received numerous awards.
Despite difficult beginnings, she was hired by L’Odéon where her fame took off. Constantly traveling, her time was divided between performances in her home of Paris and tours around the world. Sarah Bernhardt’s first visit to Canada was in 1880 to Montréal, where she was warmly received by the public, despite the Catholic church’s disapproval of her scandalous reputation.
In 1914, she received the Legion of Honour for her triumphant career and contributions to French dramatic arts. She died on March 26, 1923, at the age of 78 years.