Historic Documents on Absinthe
ABSINTHE, a liqueur or aromatized spirit, the characteristic flavouring matter of which is derived from various species of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). Among the other substances generally employed in its manufacture are angelica root, sweet flag, dittany leaves, star-anise fruit, fennel and hyssop.
Have you ever wondered how absinthe was made? How about other rare or obscure European spirits?
These two texts are the most reliable and definitive records available on the state of the distiller's art in the 1800s and contain literally hundreds of recipes and detailed protocols intended for small businesses and gentleman distillers. These works, complete from cover to cover, are now available here as free downloads for the first time anywhere in their complete form.
Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, April 04, 1861; Issue 81; col D
A Classic Cocktail
The Gentleman's Companion, 1946
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