Absinthe Facts

Back in the day, absinthe was a medicine that was bottled as a concentrate, usually between 120 and 144 proof. It was delicious, and it was good for you.

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Some people claim the Russian word for wormwood is chernobyl; however, this claim may very well not be true.

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The green anise used in authentic absinthe is a small Mediterranean seed. It is not the star-shaped stuff that comes from Asia.

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