Absinthe Drink: The original way of preparing the Green Fairy

Absinthe is a strong alcoholic drink. Usually it has approx. 68% alcohol / 138 proof. But you don't drink Absinthe straight as a shot, you drink it mixed with ice cold water. Absinthe, the drink of the Green Fairy or Green Goddess, was popular in France and as well in many other countries throughout the world by the end of the 19th century. After almost 100 years of prohibition it was legalized in the EU in 1998 and in the United States in the year 2008/09. From this time on Absinthe has experienced a true revival. Once again, it is served in bars throughout the world. You should drink Absinthe the original and authentic way. This means with traditional Absinthe glasses and Absinthe spoons. This is the way how you drink Absinthe. If you directly want to buy a bottle of Absinthe or some accessories, just click on one of the products listed below and visit the ALANDIA Absinthe store.

Absinthe Sets at ALANDIA

How to drink Absinthe..?

Drink AbsintheAbsinthe is not an ordinary liquor. You prepare your glass according to a century-old ritual. This is the authentic way of drinking Absinthe: You fill some Absinthe into an Absinthe glass, this is a glass with a reservoir in the stem. Then you place a special spoon, the Absinthe spoon, on top of the glass and put two sugar cubes on it. Then you carefully pour some water over the sugar to dissolve the cubes. The Absinthe blends with sugar and water and voilà, your drink is prepared! Of course you shouldn't drink too much of this very special spirit, as it is almost 140 proof. Drink responsibly and plunge back into the times of the big poets, artists and Absinthe drinkers like van Gogh, Lautrec or Baudelaire. In our web shop you can purchase different kind of Absinthes, glasses, spoons, fountains, sugar, posters and everything that belongs to the world of Absinthe. Buy Absinthe and experience what people experienced 150 years ago. Check out as well our Absinthe Ritual Videos.

How to drink Absinthe using a fountain

The preparation of a glass of Absinthe needs some time. Why? because it is a historical drink and back in the 19th century the world was less hectical ;-). No notebooks, no mobile phones and no globalized world. The only appointment after work was the Green Hour, from 5pm to 6pm the Green Fairy was served. If you decide to prepare your glass the professional and most authentic way you should purchase an Absinthe fountains. This is a big piece of metal and glass with spigots at the side where the cold water is draught. At our shop you can see a video how you drink Absinthe using an Absinthe fountain: Video of the Absinthe Fountain Ritual

Where can I order Absinthe fountains online?

Of course you can buy your personal Absinthe fountain for the preparation of your glass of Absinthe online at ALANDIA. ALANDIA stands for the "World of Absinthe". The shop was founded in 2001 and serves the worldwide Absinthe community with real Absinthe and Absinthe accessories. We focus on customer satisfaction and ship to the US in 8-10 days via Airmail or 2-3 days via Courier.