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...

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...

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

Absinthism: The disorder associated with the habitual abuse of absinthe. The symptoms included hallucinations, sleeplessness, tremors, blindness, mental deterioration and convulsions. There has been debate over whether absinthism was due to absinthe or the alcohol contained therein....