GABA: What does it have to do with Absinthe & Thujone?

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We are happy to welcome you back to this weeks post! Last time we talked about Absinthe & Thujone. Today we will add some info to this topic. We will talk about an ingredient, which is less known, but also connected to Absinthe & Thujone: GABA.    …Continue reading “GABA: What does it have to do with Absinthe & Thujone?”

Thujone: Why did it give Absinthe such a bad reputation?

We are pleased to welcome you back to our Absinthe blog. We have often talked about it, and we still get many inquiries from customers about this topic. But we never went into too much detail. Today´s topic is therefore a very basic part of Absinthe. It is apparently also one of the reasons for the Absinthe Prohibition. By now you will probably already know. It is about Thujone and Absinthe.

(PLEASE NOTE BEFORE READING: This post, just as all other ones on this blog, are for information purposes. That means we like to provide you with some information that are hopefully, at least partially, new to you.)    …Continue reading “Thujone: Why did it give Absinthe such a bad reputation?”

Why does Absinthe loose its green color?

Welcome back dear Absintheur, as always we want to give you some interesting background information about our favorite drink, Absinthe. Therefore, we will find today an answer to the question why Absinthe can loose its green color over time? We have received some questions regarding this topic. Let’s get right into it!    …Continue reading “Why does Absinthe loose its green color?”

Absinthe on YouTube: Educative or just stupid!

YouTube has emerged to one of the biggest Social Media platforms. Everyday thousands of hours of video are uploaded and of course videos related to Absinthe also take a tiny part in that. However, there are very different type of videos. Some videos are not really related to Absinthe too much and others are packed with information about your favorite alcoholic beverage. You will also find lots of cocktail recipes, which we can only recommend you to check out.

However, we picked out two Absinthe Videos on YouTube that we found especially well done. They also represent the two types of videos of Absinthe on YouTube that you will typically find.    …Continue reading “Absinthe on YouTube: Educative or just stupid!”

Absinthe Banned: The story of Jean Lanfray

In September 2016, in our Absinthe Prohibition Post we told you about a farmer, who supposedly killed his family under the influence of Absinthe. Absinthe, however, was not the reason for his actions, since two ounces of Absinthe are not nearly as influential as excessive amounts of hard liquor and wine. However, Absinthe was banned shortly after this incident. Therefore we want to tell you more about the story of that farmer: Jean Lanfray.    …Continue reading “Absinthe Banned: The story of Jean Lanfray”

Famous Absinthe Cocktail: Death in the Afternoon

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Just by the title most of you will already know what this blog post is about, but some of you probably won’t. It’s a cocktail Hemingway invented and enjoyed, and yes, it is made with Absinthe – who would have thought that ;-)?

Absinthe Cocktail “Death in the Afternoon”: The Context

Death in the Afternoon, which is sometimes also called the Hemingway or Hemingway Champagne, is a classy drink. As one can imagine by its name, it has been invented by Ernest Hemingway, whom the majority of you should already be familiar with as a famous Absintheur.    …Continue reading “Famous Absinthe Cocktail: Death in the Afternoon”