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Van Gogh and Absinthe

Although the Dutch postimpressionist Vincent Van Gogh is now highly acclaimed, he received little recognition in his lifetime. Instead, he lead a difficult life which included depression, bizarre psychiatric symptoms, and finally suicide. Van Gogh’s difficult life –with all its romantic and tragic elements — has been the focus of much medical speculation. His unusual […]

Absinthe and Art

Many famous artists and writers have used absinthe for inspiration. Listed here are the famous absinthe users and various artworks inspired by absinthe.

The Czech Method of Preparing Absinthe

The Modern Bohemian, or “Flaming” method, is a new method of absinthe preparation rumored to have originated in the Czech Republic. Step 1 Pour your dose of Absinthe into your Absinthe Glass. Generally Absinthe is mixed 1:3 to 1:5. Some Absinthe Glasses have a Dose Mark to make this easier. Step 2 Place your Absinthe […]

Absinthe FAQs

This FAQ file was prepared by Matthew Baggott originally for distribution on the newsgroup alt.drugs and was updated for the Drug Dependence Research Center’s homepage. WHAT IS ABSINTHE? Absinthe is strong alcoholic liqueur made with an herbal extract including wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). It is an emerald green drink (due to the presence of chlorophyll) which […]

Absinthe Preparation – The Traditional Method

Traditionally, absinthe is poured into a glass over which a specially designed slotted spoon is placed. A sugar cube is then deposited in the bowl of the spoon. Ice-cold water is poured or dripped over the sugar until the drink is diluted to a ratio between 3:1 and 5:1. During this process, the components that […]