Stories and Myths About Absinthe

The significant flower in absinthe is the flower of artemis absinthium, – wormwood. Named for Artemis, the Greek goddess of chastity and childbirth.  The plant was used to promote menstruation and the name may result from...

Does Absinthe Cause Hallucinations?

In films like The Mind of a Cafe Waiter, absinthe is depicted as causing serious hallucinations. Even a century later, Eurotrip conveyed a person who was drunk on absinthe hallucinate that they were seeing and...

The Preparation of a Real Absinthe Drink

The traditional French preparation involves placing a sugar cube on top of a specially designed slotted spoon, and placing the spoon on a glass filled with a measure of absinthe. Iced water is poured or dripped...

Ernest Hemingway Loved Absinthe

About Ernest Ernest Hemingway, in full Ernest Miller Hemingway, (born July 21, 1899, Cicero [now in Oak Park], Illinois, U.S.—died July 2, 1961, Ketchum, Idaho), American novelist and short-story writer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He...

Two Absinthe Cocktails you Have to Try!

1) Cocktail a la Louisiane Ice1 oz rye whiskey¾ ounce Benedictine¾ ounce sweet vermouth1/8 teaspoon Pernod or absinthe (or in the unlikely event that you have it, Herbsaint)Several dashes Peychaud’s bittersMaraschino cherry for garnish Fill a...

Absinthe and World War I

Absinthe was banned in France in 1915, and by that time it had been blamed for a lot—including the deterioration of the quality of France and its people as a whole. By the turn of...

Absinthism VS Alcoholism

Valentin Magnan (16 March 1835 – 27 September 1916) was a French psychiatrist who was a native of Perpignan. He studied medicine in Lyon and Paris, where he was a student of Jules Baillarger (1809–1890) and Jean-Pierre Falret (1794–1870). From 1867 to the end of his...

Why Was Absinthe Banned For 100 Years?

Absinthe Origins Absinthe originated in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland in the late 18th century. It became popular as an alcoholic drink in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, particularly among Parisian artists and writers....