Obsessed with Absinthe
Absinthe Alcohol was invented in 1797 by Dr. Pierre Ordinaire. It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from herbs, including the flowers and leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium, commonly referred to as “grande wormwood”, together with green anise and sweet fennel. By the 1800′s it quickly became one of Europe’s most popular alcoholic drinks. It is very bitter (due to the presence of absinthin) and is therefore traditionally poured over a perforated spoonful of sugar into a glass of water. The drink then turns into an opaque white as the essential oils precipitate out of the alcoholic solution.