2008-11-16

Absinthe - Myths and Joy


Absinthe became a very popular drink among artists in particular in France by the end of the 19th century. However Absinthe is surrounded by myths.

For a long time it was banned from the restaurants drink lists, but recent years it's become popular again. Mainly because of the movie "Moulin Rouge".

It is trendy and decadent among rock artists and their fans to drink Absinthe in huge amounts. You get drunk faster than you can count to 3, because of the high volume of alcohol. 65-80% alcohol is the norm.

The main herbs used to produce Absinthe is Grande W
ormwood, Anise and Fennel. - Which explains why some people compares Absinthe with drugs. Wormwood in itself is pure poison.

When we think of Absinthe we think of a green coloured fluid. However another very popular Absinthe is the Spanish Serpis Absenta, which is abricot coloured. The alcohol volume that Serpis Absenta holds is just 55%.

The drink should be enjoyed as a normal long drink. Whether it's the green or the red Absinthe you choose to drink, take the opportunity to serve it the traditional way with sugar and water. Don't drink it pure, and don't put fire to a glas of Absinthe. It'll explode in your face. - And frankly there are better ways to meet the New Year than in a hospital bed!

The only way to find out if Absinthe is a myth or just an ordinary drink is to try it out.

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Enjoy!



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