Absinthe

This is a highly alcoholic beverage. It’s made from botanicals, including flowers and leave. Absinthe is traditionally a green and colorless liquid. It’s also known as the green fairy. It’s usually bottled at a very high alcohol % volume. It’s normally diluted with water before being consumed. It originated in the 18th century, Switzerland. It’s consumption was opposed by social conservatives, and prohibitionists. Many famous artists were known patrons of Absinthe.

In the past, it’s been portrayed as a dangerous drug, and hallucinogen. In the 1990’s, the European Union finally removed barriers to its production and sale. There are a few different styles Absinthe is found as.

Blanche: This is bottled right after distillation, and is clear. Blances are lower in alcohol content that vertes.

Verte: Green, which begins as blanche. It’s altered by a secondary stage where the mixture of herbs is mixed with the clear blanche. Vertes are usually more alcoholic than branches.

Absenta: This is a regional style. Traditional absentas taste different to the Alicante Anise.

Hausgemacht: Home-made, this is something done by hobbyists. It shouldn’t be confused with Absinthe kits. This made in small quantities for personal use.

Bohemian Style: This is just asbinth. It’s produced mainly in Czechia.