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 assumed addictive quality and its excessive alcohol content, it was analyzed for safety in the 1990s and found safe for sale and the prohibition was lifted in most countries in europe.
There are several 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 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 numerous Absinthiana antiques available on the market and there are collectors who specialize in Absinthiana.
Absinthe is a liquor produced from herbs such as wormwood (artemisia absinthium), anise, fennel and star anise. The chemical substance thujone, from the wormwood, was believed to be accountable for the psychedelic results of Absinthe. Absinthe continues to be famously blamed for Van Gogh's madness and his act of cutting off his ear. However, Absinthe is equally as safe as drinking any powerful liquor like whisky or vodka, and has not been identified to possess any psychedelic or hallucinogenic effects.
Absinthe Drink is nicknamed "The Green Fairy" simply because of its striking emerald green color and is renowned to be the favored drink of Bohemian Parisian society, the artistic set. Many well-known artists and writers were enthusiasts 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 notoriously invented a cocktail recipe he called "Death in the Afternoon" which was a mix of Absinthe and champagne - delicious!
Absinthe Drink Preparation Instructions
- Fill Absinthe into an Absinthe glass.
- Rest a special Absinthe slotted spoon, like those available on the internet from AbsintheKit.com, on the glass and place a sugar cube into it.
- Pour ice cold water over 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 involving Absinthe including the "Moulin Rouge" which is a mix of Absinthe, Archers and Grenadine.
Absinthe louches, becomes cloudy, due to 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 renowned milky appearance and, of course, its wonderful taste.
Absinthe drink is available from a number of manufacturers and in many different types. You may even order Absinthe essence online. This essence which happens to be available from manufacturers like AbsintheKit.com is great because one 280ml bottle of essence makes 14 bottles of Absinthe - a fantastic economy. A measure and artistic bottle labels are also provided. You may buy lovely Absinthe spoons and glasses to help you make the perfect Absinthe drink.
Enjoy your Absinthe the standard way or look online for Absinthe cocktail recipes.Absinthe Drink