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  • Happy Qi

    Absinthe: How the Green Fairy became literature’s drink, BBC Culture.

  • Octavia Bernadine

    Absinthe: How the Green Fairy became literature’s drink. "Contemporary analysis indicates that the chemical thujone in wormwood was present in such minute quantities in properly distilled absinthe as to cause little psychoactive effect. It’s more likely that the damage was done by severe alcohol poisoning from drinking twelve to twenty shots a day. "

  • Ruby Fowler

    Absinthe: How the Green Fairy Became Literature’s Drink: The spirit was a muse extraordinaire from 1859, when Édouard Manet’s The Absinthe Drinker shocked the annual Salon de Paris, to 1914, when Pablo Picasso created his painted bronze sculpture, The Glass of Absinthe. During the Belle Époque, the Green Fairy – nicknamed after its distinctive colour – was the drink of choice for so many writers and artists in Paris that five o’clock was known as the Green Hour

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One of the most spectacular and important of all absinthe posters, this famous image by Gantner laments the prohibition of absinthe in France in 1915.

Green Fairy ... Absinthe with special spoon, ice water, a sugar cube - I have these spoons and have tried this, nice presentation

absinthe, the green fairy . oldtime muse of writers/poets/artists favored by baudelaire, rimbaud, verlaine, oscar wilde, van gogh, and so on. // (fire wasn't traditionally used though.)

Absinthe: 1 oz. absinthe in a glass. place a sugar cube on the absinthe spoon on the glass. drip 3 oz. ice cold water over the sugar until it dissolves into the absinthe giving the drink an opalescent jade color.

Absinthe Fairy by elementsofarose, via Flickr

I have some little vials like that, I may need to make myself a little absinthe pendant!

"The Green Fairy" {popular aperitif in the late 1800's} Absinthe spawned its own world, one in which its drinkers spoke a secret language and with a wink-wink understood each other perfectly. When ordering a drink, it was understood that the question “With or without?” meant with or without a shot of absinthe.

absinthe fountain Can't say I care all that much for absinthe, but it's just so cool looking.