Absinthe was the trademark drink during the heady days of 19th century Paris. Famous artists, writers and poets like Picasso, Baudelaire, Hemingway, Degas, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec and Oscar Wilde all heavily indulged in it. Maybe it was the mystical allure of "The Green Fairy," or maybe it helped inspire their creativity.
Whatever the reason, experience Absente, Absinthe Refined, and recall the glamour of nineteenth century Paris.
We know what you're thinking. Absinthe has been banned in the United States since 1915 because people were hallucinating and having way too much fun, how did you bring Absinthe back?
Absente, Absinthe Refined, is a modern version of the original Absinthe recipe. It's still the same aromatic, dazzling emerald green liqueur made from a combination of exotic botanicals.
The only difference is we replaced Wormwood, the botanical that caused the initial ban, with a less bitter cousin called Southern-Wormwood, also known as "Petite Absinthe," which allows us to offer Absente in the United States.
Absente, Absinthe Refined, is best defined as a modern Absinthe.
Absente can be enjoyed in many ways: mixed with water, or the classic mixture of sugar and water using a slotted spoon.
We have some other great recipes for Absente, Absinthe Refined, so you can recreate the widespread 19th century custom called l'heure verte (the green hour).
In the tradition of Absinthe, Absente recalls the international intrigue of café society during the nineteenth century. See what the famous artists, writers and poets were quoted saying after experiencing Absinthe.
Absente derives its unique color and flavor from botanicals. Absente is the result of the maceration and distillation of botanicals including Southern- Wormwood.