Absinthe is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic beverage. Essentially it is a neutral spirit infused with myriad herbs and botanicals, centering around anise, fennel and a specific type of wormwood, Artemisia absinthium, from which absinthe takes its name. It’s understood now that hallucinations and other health issues attributed to overindulging in absinthe were more a result of alcohol poisoning due to the high alcohol content, typically 50 to 70 percent. Absinthe is traditionally bottled at a high level of alcohol by volume, but is normally diluted with water prior to being consumed.
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Absinthe originated in Switzerland in the late 18th century. It rose to great popularity as an alcoholic drink in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, particularly among Parisian artists and writers. Owing in part to its association with bohemian culture, the consumption of absinthe was opposed by social conservatives and prohibitionists. Ernest Hemingway, Vincent van Gogh, and Oscar Wilde were all known absinthe drinkers.
Since absinthe was legalized in the United States in 2007, it has gone from forbidden fruit to virulent weed. Once smuggled from Eastern Europe or procured from back-alley producers, absinthe is now just another bottle on the bar. Yet mystique continues as marketing. The absinthes offered numerous color variations: green, black, turquoise, red.
More than 300 different kinds of Absinthe you can found at absinthes.com. We love the skull shaped bottle of absinthe the most!
Absinthe Black Head – the unusual shape of its bottle, and its dark color, make it a true eye-catcher. It gets its deep, black color through the use of caramel color. This absinthe promises a unique experience. The Absinthe Black Head can also be used for cocktails taking advantage of its unusual dark color. Its interesting bottle makes it ideal as a surprise for any party or gathering with friends. Purchase here: Absinthe Black Head
Absinthe Red Chilli Head – comes with a herbal aroma, and is a rarity in the range of fashionable absinthes. Unashamedly a novelty absinthe – the unusual shape of its bottle, and its red color, together with the dangerous chilli floating inside the bottle, make it a true eye-catcher. The recipe for this Absinthe origins from Switzerland, and was adjusted by a German distiller to meet today’s standards. Its interesting bottle makes it ideal as a surprise for any party or gathering with friends. Purchase here: Absinthe Red Chilli Head
Absinthe Antitoxin – not only the unusual shape of its bottle, also its extraordinary, bitter taste, makes this absinthe something special. With its 89.9% alcohol strength, this Absinthe is strong! The recipe for the Absinthe Antitoxin origins from Switzerland, and was adjusted by a German distiller to meet today’s standards. The Absinthe antitoxin has a herbal-scented flavor. Because this Absinthe is unsweetened, it is ideal for the famous Absinthe ritual. Purchase here: Absinthe Antitoxin