The Wormwood Society is a non-profit educational organization focused on providing current, historically and scientifically accurate information about absinthe, the most maligned and misunderstood drink in history.
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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 ...
An excerpt from a pamphlet published by the U.S. Brewer's Association, A Solution of the Temperance Problem, Proposed by the Government of Switzerland references a late 19th century absinthe drinking club.
Brian Robinson, review editor for the online forum [section of] The Wormwood Society,offers some insights on buying and preparing absinthe in the traditional style. Robinson is one of the most prolific collectors and reviewers of absinthe in the United States, with a personal stock ofmore than 150 brands from around the world, including some of the very rare pre-ban vintage bottles
Join our review editor, Brian Robinson and Wine Library's Gary Vaynerchuk in tasting absinthe and separating myth from fact.
|by Tara Dooley, Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle|
|12 February 2010|
Absinthe is a drink that takes its time. It's nearly impossible to knock one back.
There's the delivery: A sugar cube is placed on a delicately serrated spoon suspended over a cocktail glass. Absinthe is poured over the sugar into the glass. Then ice water slowly drips over the sugar and into the glass, turning the clear or green spirit to a cloudy white...
A Classic Cocktail
Combine in a mixing glass:
3/4 oz rye whiskey
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
3/4 oz Bénédictine
3 to 4 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
3 to 4 dashes absinthe
Fill glass with cracked ice and stir for 20-30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass; garnish with a cherry.
Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em - Stanley Clisby Arthur, 1937