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.
Looming like a succubus in shadowed, febrile dreams, absinthe awaits you patiently; she knows you will come to her. As all who explore the world of spirits—eventually, inexorably—you will be drawn to the Emerald Muse…
No drink throughout history has inspired so much fear, awe and allure as absinthe. That’s no small accomplishment considering that its prime years spanned only several decades and its life, from birth to ban, spanned little more than a century, but what a century it was!
Imagine a world where wine was illegal; it had been banned for centuries. No one knew where to get it or how to make it. Wine has become the stuff of legend.
Written by Gwydion Stone Thursday, 19 October 2006 21:52
Bohemian style absinthe, also called "Czech style", gets a lot of bad press from absinthe enthusiasts; primarily because most of it doesn't really qualify as absinthe in the traditional sense, but can only be considered a very distant cousin.
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A Classic Cocktail
Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Squeeze orange peel on top. Well-known and very popular in the American Bar of the S.S. "Europa."
Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930