Absinthe drink is one of the most well-known alcoholic drinks, or spirits, in the world. Famously banned in 1915 due to its cannabis like psychedelic effects on the brain, its claimed addictive quality and its high alcohol content, it was examined for safety in the 1990s and found safe for sale and the ban was lifted in most European countries.
There are numerous spellings of the word Absinthe - Absinthe, Absinth, Absynthe and Absenta. Central Europeans usually spell it "Absinth" minus the "e". The term Absinthe derives from the Latin "absinthium" the good name for wormwood, one of its main ingredients. "Absinthiana" is the word describing the objects used 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 skilled in Absinthiana.
Absinthe is a liquor manufactured from herbs which includes wormwood (artemisia absinthium), anise, fennel and star anise. The chemical substance thujone, from the wormwood, was regarded as answerable for the psychedelic outcomes of Absinthe. Absinthe continues to be famously blamed for Van Gogh's madness and his act of cutting off his ear. However, Absinthe is just as safe as drinking any strong liquor like whisky or vodka, and has not been identified to have any psychedelic or hallucinogenic effects.
Absinthe Drink is nicknamed "The Green Fairy" due to its striking emerald green color and is famous for being the favored beverage of Bohemian Parisian society, the artistic set. Many well-known artists and writers were fans 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 developed a cocktail recipe he called "Death in the Afternoon" that is a mixture of Absinthe and champagne - tasty!
Absinthe Drink Preparation Recommendations
- Put Absinthe into an Absinthe glass.
- Rest a special Absinthe slotted spoon, like those available on the web from AbsintheKit.com, on the glass and put a sugar cube onto it.
- Pour ice cold water on the sugar. The beverage will louche or become cloudy as the water combines with the Absinthe.
- Enjoy drinking your Absinthe, the famous drink of fairies!
There are also many cocktail recipes that use Absinthe like the "Moulin Rouge" that is a mix of Absinthe, Archers and Grenadine.
Absinthe louches, gets to be 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 once the water is added. These herbal oils give Absinthe its renowned milky appearance and, not surprisingly, its wonderful taste.
Absinthe drink is available from many different manufacturers and in many different types. You can even order Absinthe essence online. This essence which is provided by companies like AbsintheKit.com is great 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 help you make the perfect Absinthe drink.
Enjoy your Absinthe the traditional way or look online for Absinthe cocktail recipes.Absinthe Drink