The Wormwood Society Absinthe Association is a non-profit educational and consumer advocacy organization focused on providing current, historically and scientifically accurate information about absinthe, the most maligned and misunderstood drink in history.
Please start with our Frequently Asked Questions.
Written by Leif Rogers Friday, 09 January 2009 21:24
" Absinthe is not like the other spirits ... True absinthe is pastoral. It's crafted by distillers who take pride in their work. It doesn't yield to fads, fashions, and buzz. And although it demands a proper process, it rewards with an experience that can't be replaced by glitz and glam ..."
The media coverage about absinthe, a bitter spirit containing wormwood (Artemisia absinthum L.), continues to repeat unsubstantiated myths and legends and the public is systematically misinformed. Especially, the theory about a significant thujone content in absinthe must be put into perspective ...
This circular explains the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB) policy regarding the use of the term "absinthe" on labels of distilled spirits products and in related advertising material.
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A Classic Cocktail
2 dashes orange bitters
1/2 jigger of French vermouth
1/2 jigger of Calisaya
1 dash absinthe
Stir in iced mixing glass and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
"An extremely 'dry' cocktail. 'Brut' (French) means 'raw.' Many customers pronounced it 'Brute,' and so thought it."
The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book