Green Absinthe

Absinthe is a distilled, highly alcoholic, anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs including the flowers and leaves of the medicinal plant Artemisia absinthium, also called wormwood.

Absinthe is often referred to as la Fée Verte (“The Green Fairy”) because of its coloring — typically pale or emerald green, but sometimes clear.

Due to the high proof of absinthe and concentration of oils, absintheurs typically add three to five parts ice-cold water to a dose of absinthe, which causes the drink to turn cloudy (called “louching”); often the water is used to dissolve sugar to decrease bitterness.

Absinthe kits, containing a bottle of absinthe, absinthe spoons, and everything you need to make the perfect absinthe-based drink, are available online…

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