Absinthe Drink

Absinthe drink is probably the most popular alcoholic drinks, or spirits, on the globe. Famously banned in 1915 due to its cannabis like psychedelic effects on the brain, its supposed addictive quality and its excessive alcohol content, it was analyzed for safety in the 1990s and discovered safe for sale and the ban was lifted in most European countries.

There are various spellings of the word Absinthe - Absinthe, Absinth, Absynthe and Absenta. Central Europeans frequently spell it "Absinth" without the "e". The phrase Absinthe comes from the Latin "absinthium" the good name for wormwood, one of its primary elements. "Absinthiana" is the word describing the objects utilised in the preparation of Absinthe - the Absinthe glasses , Absinthe spoon, carafe, fountain and brouilleur. There are many Absinthiana antiques available on the market and there are collectors who are skilled in Absinthiana.

Absinthe is a liquor made from herbs which includes wormwood (artemisia absinthium), anise, fennel and star anise. The compound thujone, from the wormwood, was regarded as accountable for the psychedelic effects of Absinthe. Absinthe has been famously blamed for Van Gogh's madness and his act of slicing off his ear. However, Absinthe is just as safe as drinking any strong liquor like whisky or vodka, and has not been discovered to possess any psychedelic or hallucinogenic effects.

Absinthe Drink is nicknamed "The Green Fairy" because of its striking emerald green color and is famous for being the favored drink of Bohemian Parisian society, the artistic set. Many well-known artists and writers were supporters of the Green Fairy - Van image Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway. Absinthe has even showcased in the paintings of Van Gogh and Picasso. Hemingway famously created a cocktail recipe he called "Death in the Afternoon" which was a mix of Absinthe and champagne - delicious!


Absinthe Drink Planning Instructions

- Pour Absinthe into an Absinthe glass.
- Rest a special Absinthe slotted spoon, like those available on the internet from AbsintheKit.com, on the glass and set a sugar cube into it.
- Pour ice cold water above the sugar. The beverage will louche or become cloudy as the water blends with the Absinthe.
- Enjoy drinking your Absinthe, the famous drink of fairies!

You can also find many cocktail recipes which use Absinthe like the "Moulin Rouge" that is a combination of Absinthe, Archers and Grenadine.


Absinthe louches, gets to be cloudy, because of its natural oil content. The oils from the herbs in the Absinthe are not water soluble and so help make the drink cloudy in the event the water is added. These herbal oils give Absinthe its well-known milky appearance and, not surprisingly, its wonderful taste.

Absinthe These days

Absinthe drink is available from a number of manufacturers and in several types. You may also order Absinthe essence online. This essence that is made available from manufacturers like AbsintheKit.com is great because one 280ml bottle of essence makes 14 bottles of Absinthe - a brilliant economy. A measure and artistic bottle labels are additionally provided. You may also buy lovely Absinthe spoons and glasses to help you makethe right Absinthe drink.
Enjoy your Absinthe the standard way or look online for Absinthe cocktail recipes.
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