Green Fairy: Do I see her if I drink Absinthe?

Who is the Green Fairy...? Many myths and stories surround this famous woman. But the Green Fairy is not fictional, the "lady of Absinthe" can be experienced. Because you can buy a bottle of real Absinthe online.  In our online store you can choose from a wide range of authentic Absinthes from Europe. And yes, Absinthe is legal, even in the USA. (Read more about the legal status of the Green Fairy.)

You can read more about the Green Fairy here on this page. If you directly want to buy a bottle of Absinthe as known as the "Green Fairy" or some accessories like an Absinthe Spoon, Glass or Fountain just browse through our Absinthe Online Store.

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You might want to know as well something about the effects of drinking Absinthe: What does the Green Fairy do with me..? First of all we have to point out, Absinthe is not a drug! But if you drink 1-2 glasses of Absinthe you can experience what is called the "Absinthe effect". It will not cause hallucinations and you will not see the Green Fairy in person. But you will feel a mental and physical activation. Nevertheless you often hear crazy stories about the effect of Absinthe aka the Green Fairy. It is said, that van Gogh cut off his ear after some drinks of the spirit. Is it true, is it just a myth? Well, van Gogh had a drug problem, he drank terpentine, ate color and definitely suffered from mental illness. So can you blame the Green Fairy for his accident..? We have our doubts.

Does the Green Fairy appear after drinking some glasses of Absinthe? 

Green FairyWill I see the Green Fairy if I drink Absinthe...? Well, that is a subjective matter, as it depends on how much you drink :-). Normally two to three glasses are sufficient to realize that things are different in comparison to the "real" world. Oscar Wilde was a famous Absintheur and he heavily relied on the "psychedelic" effects of Absinthe. Although we have to state, that Absinthe is not a drug. You will not hallucinate. Most of the stories around the Absinthe effect are exaggerated, but you can state that Absinthe causes a mental activation. It is not comparable to any drug; some people often ask if it is like THC / smoking Cannabis. It is not! Absinthe makes you active, you want to talk and dance. Therefore the symbol of the Fairy is descriptive. But it really is different to smoking cannabis. Absinthe the Green Fairy can create vivid dreams and you can feel mentally activated. You might get that special feeling poets appreciate(d). But it won´t make you freak out or cut off your ear. You might feel as well this beloved atmosphere of nostalgia, you think you would travel back in time sitting in the Moulin Rouge, next to the famous Cancan dancers. If you let inspire yourself by the Green Fairy, then you eventually will see a small Green Fairy taking a bath in your Absinthe glass...

The best way to drink the Green Fairy..? 

If you want to drink Absinthe the authentic way, you have to perform the Absinthe Ritual: You need an Absinthe spoon and an Absinthe glass. If you prepare the Green Fairy the "Czech Way" you need matches as well. Because you light up the sugar after you have poured Absinthe over it. The sugar will burn, caramelize and drip into the green spirit. But the fire might destroy not only your beautiful accessories, but also the fine taste of the Green Fairy. Therefore we recommend to drink the Green Fairy the original French way, where you only add ice cold water and sugar - No fire. (Take a look at our Absinthe Video showing the French Ritual). The Green Fairy will then eventually appear after some glasses.... It depends on your physical constitution. If you have eaten too much, a lot of fat, your stomach is kind of isolated and the thujon will not show its effect. 



Absinthe and Wormwood

Absinthe is distilled with wormwood. The oil of this plant contains thujon. It is the epitomous ingredient of the Green Fairy. It is sometimes as well spelled "thujone". Thujon is linked to Absinthe as it is sai, that this ingredient is responsible for the Absinthe effect. Well, let´s say partly, as the effect is as well caused by the high alcohol level of this very special liquor. Or have you every drank 140 proof liquor before...? We recommend as well to prepare the Green Fairy with some authentic accessories like fountains, glasses and spoons. You can get all of these Absinthe accessories at our store. ALANDIA is the #1 Absinthe store in the net. Start your journey and visit ALANDIA!