Absent Alcohol: The spirit from the 19th century

Welcome to the World of Absent! Absent is another writing of the word "Absinthe". Absinthe is the notorious green liquor of the 19th century, also known as the Green Fairy. But why do so many different writings exist? Well, it is easy: "Absinthe" is the French writing of the word, "Absinth" the German one, "Absint" the Swedish one and some people write "Absynthe" or "Absynt" which has as well some historical roots, as it derives from Latin/Greek language. Some people also write "Absente", but this is the brand name of a herbal liquor sold in the USA. Before the legalization of real Absinthe in the USA in the year 2008 "Absente" was available in the USA as an substitute for real Absinthe. It contained southern wormwood instead of artemisia absinthium, which means no wormwood or thujone.

If you directly want to buy a bottle of real Absinthe or some original accessories like an Absinthe glass, Absinthe spoon or Absinthe fountain just click on the links or the navigation bar above. ALANDIA is the online store for real Absinthe and authentic accessories. We were founded in 2001 and since then are serving the international Absintheur community. If you order the Green Fairy at our store there is nothing you have to worry about, as we offer a 100% Delivery Guarantee. This means you will get your order safe & sound or we will refund you your money. 

Absent Sets at ALANDIA

Is it legal to purchase Absent online?

Absent the Green FairyYes, Absinthe is legal in almost all countries of the world. Therefore you can buy bottles legally online. But of course you have to be of legal drinking age of your country. Nevertheless, there might be some restrictions how much Absent bottles you can buy online, depending on your country of origin. If you order at ALANDIA, the maximum for a shipment to the USA is 6 bottles per order. Larger orders will be split to multiple boxes. If you live in the EU, the limit is 12 bottles, within Germany there are no limits. If you decide to buy a bottle of the green liquor online, ALANDIA is a reliable source. This is why should you order at ALANDIA: Our Absinthe store ALANDIA was established in the year 2001, therefore we have already a long company history. This means as well, that we have a lot of experience and knowledge in regard of shipping and handling of the Green Fairy. We also offer a 100% Delivery Guarantee, meaning that all of our boxes are insured against breakage or loss. If anything happens with your order, we will refund or reship, this is our trusted ALANDIA guarantee. Of course you can track your order online, as soon as it is shipped. Therefore you always know, when to be at home to welcome the Green Fairy. We ship to the USA via Airmail (8-12 days) or Courier (2-3 days). EU countries are served within 5-7 days. We are happy to welcome as well you in the World of Absinthe!

What do I need to drink my first glass of Absinthe?

First of all you need a good Absent with real wormwood. Sounds easy, but there are as well a lot of "Faux Absinthes" on the market. Faux means, that they are not the real thing, which primarily means that they are not made with artemisia absinthium (grande wormwood).  Secondly a real Absinthe should be distilled and should not contain artificial colorings. The next thing is that you have to buy an Absinthe glass, an Absinthe spoon and sugar cubes. With these three accessories you are prepared to experience the Green Fairy. In the picture you see the Absinthe brand Heritage Verte. We recommend it as a starter Absinthe, as it is distilled accordingly to a traditional recipe in France. The taste is very classic, as the recipe of this Absent (Absinthe) is focused on the three traditional herbal ingredients: Anise, fennel and grande wormwood - artemisia absinthium.

Which is the strongest Absent?

Well, this is hard to say, because the effect of original Absinthe is a combination of alcohol and the herbal ingredients. Some Absinthes have an alcohol degree of over 80%, of course these brands will knock you out of your socks... But alcohol is not the ingredient that makes Absint a special liquor. It is the herb wormwood, that contains the essential oil thujone that causes the unique effect Absinthe is known for. But, and this is important to mention here, Absynthe is not a drug! You will not hallucinate. But it will give you an activation that is different to normal alcoholic drinks. This effect is caused by thujone and all the other essential oils of the distilled herbs that are in an bottle of original Absinthe. Take fennel for example, it is a herb that is used for centuries in pharmaceutic products. The essential oils of fennel are also present in your glass of Absinthe. Therefore no wonder that Absent has a different effect than Vodka for example which is only made out of one ingredient: grain or potatoes. Comparable to Absinthe, but not the same thing is Gin. It is also distilled out of various herbs. Therefore if you drink some glasses of Gin Tonic you will also feel a different effect in comparison to some glasses of Vodka with Tonic. But of course Gin does not contain any wormwood / thujone. This is really the unique ingredient of real Absinthe!

If you want to buy a real strong absinthe, purchase a brand from our "Strong Absinthe" section. Very strong is the black Absinthe Hamlet Hardcore, although it is artificially colored. if you like a strong brand without artificial colorings, you should buy Strong68 Absinthe. It is made in France accoording to a traditional recipe with an extra-portion of wormwood. Another good brand is Marilyn Manson Absinthe Mansinthe. It is the official Absinthe for the musician Marily Manson.

Where can I buy original Absent online?

You can buy a bottle of the green liquor also known as the Green Fairy online at ALANDIA. ALANDIA is the "World of Absinthe", as you can find Absinthe glasses, Absinthe spoons, and real Absinthe fountains in our online shop. If you want to exprience the virtue of the Green Fairy, then visit ALANDIA! We ship to the USA, if you want to get more details, just click on this link: Buy Absinthe in the USA.