Have you always wanted to try absinthe, but aren’t exactly sure where to start? Well, you’re not alone. Absinthe is a historically infamous spirit. It’s an anise-flavored spirit derived from several plants, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium, together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. It’s not only beautiful to look at, but it pack
It went from “the green fairy” to “the green devil” in the span of a century. The history of absinthe is a wild ride, with its meteoric rise throughout Europe before a devastating downfall. Today, some of the myths surrounding this libation have been dispelled. But absinthe still remains one of the most esoteric and perplexing spirits on any bar cart.
Sometimes referred to as “the green fairy,” absinthe is one of those lesser-known spirits. Even if you find someone who has heard of it, this green drink always seems to be described with an air of mystery and danger. Bring up absinthe at a party and someone is bound to say something about hallucinations and madness.
But what is absinthe, really?
We’re here to demystify this delicious drink
The taboo surrounding absinthe is real.
That’s why we’re here to tell you: Don’t be afraid. Not only is absinthe’s herbaceous and floral palette refreshing--its versatility in cocktails is unmatched.
So, to that end, we’ve brought together five absinthe cocktails you should try so you can break the taboo without fear.