Absinthe Drink

Absinthe drink is probably the most famous alcoholic drinks, or spirits, on earth. Famously banned in 1915 because of its cannabis like psychedelic effects on the brain, its claimed addictive quality and its excessive alcohol content, it was reviewed for safety in the 1990s and found safe for sale and the prohibition was removed in most European countries.

There are various spellings of the word Absinthe - Absinthe, Absinth, Absynthe and Absenta. Central Europeans typically spell it "Absinth" minus the "e". The phrase Absinthe originates from the Latin "absinthium" the name for wormwood, one of its main components. "Absinthiana" is the word describing the objects used in the preparation of Absinthe - the Absinthe glasses , Absinthe spoon, carafe, fountain and brouilleur. There are lots of Absinthiana antiques available on the market and there are collectors who specialize in Absinthiana.

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

Absinthe Drink is nicknamed "The Green Fairy" due to its striking emerald green color and is renowned to be the favored refreshment of Bohemian Parisian society, the artistic set. Many famous artists and writers were followers of the Green Fairy - Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway. Absinthe has even highlighted in the paintings of Van Gogh and Picasso. Hemingway famously invented a cocktail recipe he called "Death in the Afternoon" which was a mix of Absinthe and champagne - delightful!


Absinthe Drink Planning Instructions

- Put Absinthe into an Absinthe glass.
- Rest an exclusive Absinthe slotted spoon, like those available on the internet from AbsintheKit.com, on the glass and place a sugar cube onto it.
- Pour cold water on the sugar. The drink will louche or become cloudy as the water mixes with the Absinthe.
- Enjoy drinking your Absinthe, the famous drink of fairies!

In addition there are many cocktail recipes that use Absinthe just like the "Moulin Rouge" that is a blend of Absinthe, Archers and Grenadine.


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

Absinthe Today

Absinthe drink is accessible from many different manufacturers and in several kinds. You may even order Absinthe essence online. This essence that is provided by companies 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 furthermore provided. You may buy lovely Absinthe spoons and glasses to assist you createthe right Absinthe drink.
Enjoy your Absinthe the standard way or search online for Absinthe cocktail recipes.
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