They say Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder. At least I think that’s what they say. There has been a lot of nonsense spoken about the drink in the past. Some have said it is such a lethal drink that you can only take one glass for more might kill you. It is of course a myth. Absinthe is no more potent, no more dangerous than any other drink.
It is commonly referred to in historical literature as "la fée verte" (the green fairy). Although it is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a liqueur absinthe is not traditionally bottled with added sugar, and is therefore classified as a spirit. Absinthe is traditionally bottled at a high level of alcohol by volume is normally diluted with water prior to being consumed. It has a taste of aniseed. It is one of Vicar Linkthorpe’s favourite drinks.
Here are two posters featuring the drink that I find charming.
aNOtHEr sIp FRoM ThE mURkY gREeN bREw.