Absinthe is famous for its high alcoholic content and its association with artists and bohemians. Absinthe liquor has always had a reputation for provoking psychotic behaviour. For this reason, it was banned in America and parts of Europe. There is no medical evidence to back this myth, so it was never banned in the United Kingdom. This article will tell you where to buy absinthe in the UK.
How to drink absinthe
Absinthe's reputation makes it an interesting drink to take to a party because practically everyone has heard of it but comparatively few have actually tried it. Absinthe makes a great gift for a hard-to-buy-for friend. They will appreciate your originality and flair for finding an unusual present. Traditionally, Absinthe is enjoyed by carefully pouring four to six parts of ice-cold water through sugar which has been placed on a slotted Absinthe spoon.
Where to buy absinthe
Although its reputation suffered in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it has always been possible to find absinthe for sale. You can, for example, purchase absinthe at Sainsbury's. The quality of ingredients and alcoholic content varies between brands of absinthe but La Fee is a popular brand that is available at Thresher's, Selfridges, Oddbins, Harvey Nichols, Tesco, at clubs and bars, wherever you buy liquor online, or you could try your local off-licence.
Hapsburg Absinthe Extra Strong is said to have been enjoyed by Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and many other famous artists and writers. Its alcohol content by volume is 79 percent and you can get it at Theonlineofflicence.co.uk.
Dedo Italian contains 75 percent alcohol by volume and was manufactured by Nicola Pallini and named in honour of his friend Amadeo "Dedo" Modigliani. You can order it at Theonlineofflicence.co.uk.
Pernod Fils is supposed to be the best absinthe. Production was discontinued when absinthe was banned in France but Pernod absinthe enjoys a comeback today. It is made in Spain using a similar manufacturing process to the
pre-1915 French Pernod Fils recipe but critics say that it is not real absinthe. You can pay a fortune for vintage pre-ban Pernod Fils from specialist absinthe online vendors such as Wormwoodsociety.org. You could also try Liqueurs De France which is available at Absintheonline.com who claim to be the leading distributors of absinthe in the world If you want to know how to make absinthe, you can take a look at this recipe: Chemistry.about.com (How to make absinthe). This involves mixing the herbs used in absinthe with vodka or wine.