Absinthe-minded: Then and now

on 22/08/10 at 3:42 pm


“The glamour surrounding absinthe – a drink that tastes a lot like Pernod, Ricard or any other pastis – stems from its history as a banned substance. For many years, European governments prohibited the manufacture of absinthe because it was said to contain a convulsant poison and to cause hallucinations. At the end of the 20th century, the ban was lifted by most countries (it is now legal throughout the European Union) and absinthe went on to become a rage with jaded consumers who had tired of all the normal liquors and wanted something that had an extra kick.”

{Full story via Hindustan Times}

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