Absinthe, how to drink it?


You've surely heard the liquor called Absinthe, an alcoholic drink with a slight aniseed flavor, prohibited in many countries due to its high alcohol content (reaching up to 89,9º) that can cause hallucinations.

To drink this liquor, which is a mixture of herbs and flowers of medicinal and aromatic plants, cold water is added to form a milky-looking drink. Due to its leaf extract, it has that characteristic green color, which earned it the name "Green Fairy."

Whatever this controversial drink is, I think it deserves to be tried, although we recommend that it not be in large quantities and always do it with a full stomach.

Next, we will give you a video that shows us how to prepare absinthe.

Do you dare to try it?

Absinthe is an essentially social drink, and it is taken by adding very cold water (the effect known as "popcorn" occurs in aniseed absinthes, as it acquires a milky color), sugar can be added or not according to one's taste. If you decide to add sugar, the most classic ritual is to pour the absinthe into a large glass, then place the absinthe teaspoon on top of the glass, with a sugar cube on it, and pour the water slowly over the sugar. The lump dissolves and drips through the holes in the spoon. Once dissolved, it is stirred and it can be taken. The proportion of absinthe and water vary according to taste, it is usually mixed 1 part of absinthe to three parts of water and can reach up to 7 parts of water if you do not want to drink a lot of alcohol.

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  1.   Gabriel said

    Hello, you don't know if it is prohibited in Argentina? .. and where can I get it? Greetings

  2.   Javier said

    Hi Gabriel, how are you? In Argentina, the sale of absinthe is prohibited, according to the Food Code.

    Art 1123 - (Res 1389, 14.12.81) «The manufacture, possession and sale of alcoholic beverages made from Wormwood and similar alcoholic beverages that contain or imitate it is prohibited.
    Alcoholic beverages whose names are similar to the word Wormwood in the national or foreign language, whether in notices or any other form of expression, direct or indirect references to Wormwood, its immediate or derivative principles, are excluded in this prohibition.
    Alcoholic beverages whose predominant smell and taste are those of anise and which give at 15 ° by adding 4 volumes of distilled water drop by drop and slowly, will be classified as Similar to Wormwood, a cloudiness that does not disappear completely due to a new addition to the same temperature, of another three volumes of distilled water and beverages that contain an essence with a ketone function even when they do not give cloudiness under the set conditions. And, also those drinks that contain the following essences: absintia, tansy.
    Alcoholic anise beverages will not be considered Similar to Wormwood: aniseed brandy, anise, anise liqueur, anisette, Turkish anise, etc., even when the clouding test is positive, provided that they are colorless or only present the color of the spirits. or aromatic extracts used, do not contain essences with a ketonic function and do not violate the provisions of the second paragraph of this article.
    Art 1124 - Any other alcoholic beverage not expressly mentioned that is sold with foreign denominations of origin, must respond to the raw materials, the special elaboration technique and the characteristics that are its own.
    Those that are sold as of foreign origin, for their registration the certificate of analysis issued by laboratories of the country of origin that have been specially authorized must be accompanied, which must be duly legalized.
    On the main labels of the containers of imported alcoholic beverages, which because they are intended for private consumption have been dispatched without the presentation of the certificate of analysis indicated in the previous paragraph, the attestation must be consigned in a perfectly visible way: Private consumption. Its sale is prohibited. Without prejudice to those that are currently recorded in tax instruments.

    Sorry, but if you wanted to get it, you would have to do it illegally.

    Greetings and continue reading Hombres con Estilo.com!

  3.   Thaddeus said

    This drink is very easy to get in Cordoba Capital. In the center, in liquor stores it is very possible to get it. But it is very expensive; around $ 180. And, in truth I say, it is very bitter and with a taste of dry liquor. Greetings

  4.   Alan said

    Its manufacture is illegal, but not its importation, sale and consumption, it was legalized on December 10, 2010,

  5.   Green fairy said

    For those who are in Argentina. More precisely, in Cordoba. Look for me on facebook as »Absinthe in Cordoba» or send Mails to thegreenfairyincordoba@hotmail.com We send you the prices and brands that we sell.

  6.   Green fairy said

    For those who are in Argentina. More precisely, in Cordoba. Look for me on facebook as "Absinthe in Cordoba" or send Mails to thegreenfairyincordoba@hotmail.com We send you the prices and brands that we sell. Official Distributors of Good Moments.