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The Absinthe Recipe

Absinthe is a drink that contains a high-level of alcohol, typically 68%. The most important ingredient of the Absinthe Recipe is the herb wormwood (Artimisia Absinthium); it is what sets it apart from other drinks and is how it acquired its name. The essential oil in wormwood contains the chemical ingredient thujon, which is a toxin when taken in large amounts. Thujon is said to be responsible for Absinthe's famous and mysterious effects. Other ingredients of the Absinthe recipe include; roman wormwood, star anise, anise seed, hyssop, angelica root, calamis root, fennel, coriander, licorice root, lemon balm, dittany, and sweet flag. Absinthe is most often described as having the flavor of liquorice with a bitter after taste. This is partly true, although each absinthe tastes different and there are as well anise free absinthes on the market, which have no licorice taste at all.

Absinthe History

In a newspaper ad of 1769 the two Henriod sisters from Neuchatel, Switzerland, advertised their remedy "Bon Extrait d'Absinthe" which consisted of alcohol, wormwood, aniseed, lemon balm and other herbs. This formula was later distributed by a certain Dr. Ordinaire – and the success story of the "Green Fairy" was born. Around the year 1800 the Absinthe formula was sold to Mr. H. L. Pernod of Pontarlier, France, where a minor production line of Absinthe was started and helped Pernod to gain a fame that lasted until our present time.

During the Algier War in the 19th century France made use of the inciting effects of Absinthe and provided the Soldiers with regular rations of the liquor. The veterans who had survived this war soon pushed the production output from 400 liters daily (appr. 90 gallons) to more than 20.000 liters (appr. 5.000 gallons) a day and more. Absinthe distilleries started to spread all over France like mushrooms.

However, artists and intellectuals of those times were the ones especially devoted to Absinthe. Many great works of contemporary art owe their existence to the inspiring effects of the spirit. Great names like Baudelaire, Manet, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Oscar Wilde, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, van Gogh, Gauguin and Picasso are found among these early adepts of Absinthe.

For different reasons around 1910 the total turnover of Absinthe distribution had reached immeasurable peaks. But irresponsible dealings with the drink finally resulted in the prohibition of Absinthe in (almost) all countries of Europe by the year 1920.

Since in 1988 the European Community has returned to legalizing the production and distribution of Absinthe, the cult around this drink has experienced a true revival. Plunge back into the euphory of the 19th century with a glass of Absinthe...

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