Have you tried Absinthe?

Absinthe is an unusual drinkAbsinthe is a traditional Czech liquor that has a reputation unequalled for its potency. Absinthe online is the place to shop for your widest selection.

What is Absinthe?


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Absinthe is a distilled, highly alcoholic (usually 68 to 80 percent) anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs including the flowers and leaves of the medicinal plant Artemisia absinthium, also called Grand Wormwood or Absinth Wormwood. Absinthe is typically green (either naturally or with added color) or clear and is often referred to as la Fée Verte (The Green Fairy). Although it is sometimes mistakenly called a liqueur, absinthe is not bottled with added sugar and is therefore classified as a liquor or spirit. Absinthe is uncommon among spirits in that it is bottled at a high proof but consumed diluted with water to the strength of wine.

Absinthe has enjoyed the reputation of being a creativity enhancer and aphrodisiac for over 200 years . Said to have been popular with the likes of Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and Hemingway, the drink is regaining a wide following.

What can I buy from Original Absinthe?

Absinthe Original, http://www.originalabsinthe.com/, is the only liquor store to offer a wide selection of varieties of Czech absinthes and plays a considerable part in the revival of the absinthe drink that was onceenjoyed by so many. There are lots of low quality 'absinthe' drinks in the market today. This is why you need to buy absinthe products from a reputable seller such as Absinthe Original liquor store where you'll find absinthe, spoons, and glasses at reasonable prices.

If you're in the market for trying Absinthe after reading this paid review, take a look at this great store and order a bottle or two. The prices are competitive and they even have a 60-day return policy for unopened bottles!

How do you prepare an Absinthe drink?

Traditionally, absinthe is poured into a glass over which a specially designed slotted spoon is placed. A sugar cube is then deposited in the bowl of the spoon. Ice-cold water is poured or dripped over the sugar until the drink is diluted 3:1 to 5:1. During this process, the components that are not soluble in water, mainly those from anise, fennel and star anise, come out of solution and cloud the drink.

The resulting milky opalescence is called 'the louche', which means opaque in French. The addition of water is important, causing the herbs to 'blossom' and bringing out many of the flavors originally overpowered by the anise. For most people, a good quality absinthe won't require sugar, but it is added according to taste and will also thicken the mouth-feel of the drink.

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Last updated by Jack on 04 December, 2007 in Food And Drink.

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