2010/09/25

La fée verte



What do anise, fennel, angelica, and grande wormwood have in common? Well, all of them are ingredients of Absinthe. The principal botanicals are grande wormwood, green anise, and florence fennel, which are often called "the holy trinity". Many other herbs may be used as well, such as petite wormwood (Artemisia pontica or Roman wormwood), hyssop, melissa, star anise, sweet flag, dittany, coriander, veronica, juniper, and nutmeg.
Currently, most countries have no legal definition of absinthe, although spirits such as Scotch whisky, brandy, and gin generally have such a definition. Manufacturers can label a product "absinthe" or "absinth" without regard to any legal definition or minimum standard. Producers of legitimate absinthes use one of two processes to create the finished spirit: either distillation, or cold mixing. In the few countries which have a legal definition of absinthe, distillation is the sole permitted process. 
Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color but can also be colorless. It is commonly referred to in historical literature as la fée verte (the Green Fairy). It can also be naturally coloured red using hibiscus flowers. This is called a rouge or rose absinthe.

29 comments:

  1. awesome info on it , i had like 3 shots of it before , it was green and it smelled like Nightquil if i remember correctly lol

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  2. i once tried cannabis absinth. it wasnt very delicous at all.

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  3. screw absinth

    make green dragon:

    Take 80% rum
    5 grams of weed
    glass jar

    pour rum/wodka in jar
    chrush weed
    mix
    close jar
    wait

    depending on how long you wait it willl get darker.
    after a week or so it should be brown / alot darker then it was before.

    you can then filter out the weed (or leave it in, but mos people dont like it)

    you now have jar full of 80% that has all of the thc of 5g weed.

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  4. haven't tried it but keep meaning to

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  5. Had some very interesting experiences with the green fairy, interesting blog too

    Following,

    Mike
    Lifehack's guide to a better BJ is out now!

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  6. the spirit absinthe is illegal in australia.. such a shame :(

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  7. Don't like drinking but i was always fascinated by herbs and how you make wine, beer and the wicked stuff like absinthe!

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  8. As a herb enthusiast i enjoy reading this!

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  9. I don't know about you other guys, but Absinthe is prohibited from import into Canada...

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  10. A good question is, "What makes a plant respectable?"

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  11. looking forward to the next update...

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  12. Really informative! Looking forward to more posts!

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  13. Very interesting, Keep the updates coming! :)

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  14. i only prefer one type of herb ;)

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  16. Very detailed post, quite informative I must say. Good job. :)

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  17. Ive always wondered what absinthe was but i never got around to looking it up

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  18. Thanks for the information, and thanks i_love_Weed for that. Now following, can't wait for more.

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  19. I don't particularly know too much about absinthe (thanks for the info by the way), but I've always heard that it is illegal here in the states. This is kinda confusing to me cuz you said there is no one definition of it used. could you clarify this since you seem to be quite the expert?

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