Absinthe Drink

Absinthe drink is one of 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 assumed addictive quality and its excessive alcohol content, it was analyzed for safety in the 1990s and found safe for sale and the ban was lifted in most countries in europe.

There are many different spellings of the word Absinthe - Absinthe, Absinth, Absynthe and Absenta. Central Europeans often spell it "Absinth" with no "e". The word Absinthe comes from the Latin "absinthium" the name for wormwood, one of its primary ingredients. "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 that you can purchase and there are collectors who are experts 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 answerable for the psychedelic effects of Absinthe. Absinthe continues to be famously blamed for Van Gogh's madness and his act of cutting off his ear. However, Absinthe is simply as safe as drinking any strong liquor like whisky or vodka, and has not been found to have any psychedelic or hallucinogenic effects.

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

Absinthe Drink Planning Instructions

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

In addition there are many cocktail recipes that use Absinthe including the "Moulin Rouge" which is a combination of Absinthe, Archers and Grenadine.

Absinthe louches, becomes cloudy, due to its natural oil content. The oils from the herbs in the Absinthe aren't water soluble and so make the drink cloudy if the water is added. These herbal oils give Absinthe its famous milky appearance and, of course, its wonderful taste.

Absinthe Today

Absinthe drink is accessible from many different manufacturers and in several kinds. You may also order Absinthe essence online. This essence that is provided by manufacturers like AbsintheKit.com is fantastic because one 280ml bottle of essence makes 14 bottles of Absinthe - an excellent economy. A measure and artistic bottle labels are also provided. You can also buy lovely Absinthe spoons and glasses to assist you make the perfect Absinthe drink.
Enjoy your Absinthe the standard way or look online for Absinthe cocktail recipes.