(Comes with gift box and Absinthe Spoon) Absinthe was once known as a medicinal ‘Elisir’ – the recipe containing aniseed, angelica, cloves, mint, wormwood and other herbs and spices was invented by a Frenchman Dr Ordinaire. It was drunk by the French troops during the colonial wars to protect against Malaria and became a favourite drink of artists and poets throughout France during the 19th Century.
The word Absinthe comes from the Latin name for the plant – wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium). Wormwood is the one of the principal ingredients and unfortunately the essential oil contains toxic substances, mainly ‘thujone’, which caused Absinthe to be banned in France in 1915. Thujone is harmful to the nervous system and thought to incite madness.
Absente '55', made with the same ingredients as the best Absinthes of ‘La Belle Epoque’, was the first of its kind to be legalised in France where it has been produced since 1915. This liqueur is prepared from an infusion and essence of absinthe herbs (1,5 %), lemon balm and mint spirits, cane sugar and alcohol..
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