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An alchoholic beverage consisting of the essential oils of Sweet Fennel, Anise, and Grand Wormwood. Usually appears green in color due to the herbs used to naturally color it. The extracts are mixed with a base of alchohol (usually between 55 - 83% ABV), which makes the spirit Absinthe, and is prepared with cold water and sugar to create an opaque light green drink. The drink is never drunk neat. When using the French method, a specially slotted spoon is set on top of a cup with about 1-1/2 oz of Absinthe and a sugar cube is placed on the spoon while ice water is slowly poured on the cube. The ice water and the Absinthe causes the drink to cloud up (called louching) due to the non water-soluable nature of the herbal oils. This is what brings out the real flavor of Absinthe and the drink usually sits at about the ABV of a good glass of wine when prepared.
American Absinthe limits the amout of the "apparent" psychoactive drug in Grand Wormwood (Artemesia Absinthium) called toujone, but one can buy foreign Absinthe online and get the normal levels of toujone. The psychoactive drug was one of the causes of it being labled for causing hallucinations, but these claimes were falsified a little after the turn of the 20th century due to it's popularity, the failing wine industry and the growing prohibitionist movement in Europe.
Romanticized as "Le Fee Verte", "The Green Fairy", and "The Green Goddess".
I usually like my Absinthe mixed with 3-4 oz of ice water and 1 cube of sugar.
A supposedly narcotic spirit which originated in the 17th century and became popular during the turn of the century in Europe and further popularized by famous artists and writers.
Absinthe has an opaque green color with a licorice aroma and a high alcohol content, typically containing anise, artemesia pontica, melissa, fennel, hyssop and lemonbalm; some immitation absinthes contain the original controversial ingredient wormwood, which contains the neurotoxin thujone.
Immitation absinthes, despite manufacturers claims, have only a general similarity with absinthes drank a century ago. The historically romanticized drink was Pernod Fils, a French Absinthe, which contained wormwood, and the exact recipe of which was never known. However, in 2004 It was painstakingly resurrected by microbiologist Ted Breaux, who owned two original bottles, and formed a private company selling limited batches of the real thing.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world."
- Oscar Wilde
Absinthe is a herbal spirit, typically of green colour, and it contains the active agents of a herb called wormwood or vermouth (artemisia absinthium).
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 formula was sold to Mr. H. L. Pernod of Pontarlier, France, where a minor production line 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.
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Referred to as "the green fairy" due to it's green coloring. Used by many famous authors and artists including Hemingway, Wilde, and Picasso. Causes hallucination and severe drunkenness. Traditionally taken with a cube of sugar and an absinthe spoon but you should drink it any way you can get it down. Very strong.
Wow that shot of absinthe tasted horrible but it's totally worth it! Whooooaaa! :falls down stairs:
Strong alcoholic beverage that contains Artemesia Absinthium(also known as wormwood)alkaloids. Its usually green in color but turns white when diluted with water. The wormwood alkaloids cause a trip much like DXM, despite contrary belief there are no actual hallucinations, its more of an en opening of the mind to the real world around oneself around you. It was drank by a lot of famous artists, and writers such as Picasso, Edgar Allan Poe, and other deranged people of that time period.
Me:Wow, Poe was right this absinthe is kickin' my ass.
Poe: WORD TO YOUR MOTHER!
Contrary to popular beleif, absinthe is a strong alcoholic beverage that WILL NOT make you hallucinate or see faries. due to its high alcohol % it will just fuck you up and get you really drunk. most people have never had absinthe make posts on UD cuz they saw euro trip.
dude 1: "hey maaann i heard that absinthe will make you trip.."
dude 2:"thats cuz your a skeevey cunt who smokes black cock"
An alcoholic beverage, normally about 55-80% alcohol. Also contains thujone, found in wormwood, which is believed to cause hallucinations. Thujone over the years has had no evidence of causing hallucinations, even at high doses. Absinthe also contains minute amounts of thujone, meaning you would probably die from alcohol poisoning before you would start to hallucinate from the thujone, if it did cause hallucinations.
Drunk Guy: "I'm so fucked up off of this absinthe, and I'm still not seeing shit."
Sober Guy: "-_- use google and you'll find out it is not a hallucinogen."
Absinthe is a distilled spirit infused with herbs including the thujone-containing Aretmesia absinthium. Many describe its effects as significantly different than alcohol alone, but the nature of thujone's effects are much disputed. It was popularized in the late 19th century and associated with the bohemian artistic movements of the time. Also known as Green Fairy, Green Goddess, La Fée Verte
Man i had one shot of absinthe last night and i can't remember a thing!