posted on May, 7 2017 @ 10:02 AM
originally posted by: jacygirl
I would be interested in that actually.
Here you go...
Absinthe has a very interesting history, it was highly popular, then illegal for a good amount of time in most places and now is seeing a huge
resurgence. The drinking of absinthe in France was a large part of the culture for many in the late 1800s/early 1900s. So much so that it spawned the
original 'happy hour'; l'heure verte ("the green hour"). Chasing the 'Green Fairy' became so popular that it was soon blamed for all types of vile
issues: murder, debauchery, drunkenness and Impressionism.
It was then banned in nearly every country until just the past decade when actual absinthe, made with wormwood, became legal again. The traditional
preparation method is to pour an ounce of absithne into an absinthe cup, place a sugar cube on a spoon and then drip ice water into the glass
(louche-ing) where the various botanicals that are water soluble are released. This opens up the absinthe and allows more flavors to come through from
the typically high-proof liqueur which will taste mostly of licorice if drunk straight. The Traditional Absinthe:
1 ounce absinthe
1 demerara sugar cube
5 ounce of ice water (you can use more or less depending on your taste)
Pour absinthe into glass, place sugar cube on spoon over the glass. Drip ice water into glass for desired dilution. Quickly stir with spoon once sugar
is dissolved. Drink. Chop your ear off and mail it to someone.