You have already learned a lot about Absinthe and how to make Absinthe the right way. Today we want to tell you more about the fascinating Absinthe Ritual. We will give you advice how to drink Absinthe traditionally and we we will also explain the reason behind the ritual. Continue reading “How to drink Absinthe”
Old Fashioned Bitters: Most important facts
- Old Fashioned is a traditional whiskey cocktail from the 19th century
- The drink is usually made with Angostura Bitters (or Peychaud’s Bitters)
- We show you a delicious mixing alternative, Wormwood Bitters
Artemisia Absinthium: Most important facts
- Grand wormwood (lat. artemisia absinthium) is the eponymous herb of the liquor Absinthe.
- Historically, the plant was was regarded as an effective remedy for stomach cramps and nausea.
- Artemisia absinthium got into disrepute because of its essential oil containing the nerve poison “thujone”.
Skull Bottles: Most important facts
- On the market you can find various liquors bottled in skull bottles.
- One of the most popular products is the Skull Vodka Crystal Head made by Dan Aykroyd.
- Other liquors like Hamlet Absinthe come as well in glass skull bottles.
- Skulls have a deep cultural meaning.
Faked Absinthe: Most important facts
- Preban Absinthe from the time before the Absinthe ban (1915) is very rare and accordingly expensive.
- An unopened bottle of authentic Preban Absinthe costs about $ 3000 – 5000.
- Unfortunately, there are also faked Preban Absinthes on the market.
- Forgeries can be recognized – depending on the quality of the fake – on the basis of some characteristics.
Absinthe Origin: Most important facts
- The beginnings of Absinthe go back to the 18th century.
- At the beginning of the 20th century the Green Fairy was banned in almost all countries of the world.
- At the beginning of the 1990s Absinthe was legalized again. Since then the Green Fairy is experiencing a true revival!
Absinthe Review: Most important facts
- ALANDIA Verte is a naturally green colored Absinthe.
- This Absinthe is made with real wormwood (artemisia absinthium) from France.
- The taste is balanced and smooth with only a little bitterness.