Absinthe the fascinating liquor with a lot of history and romantic connections to nineteenth century art world is back after being banned for almost a hundred years. Absinthe, a drink in a class of its own has aroused a great deal of interest and it is common to hear many versions about absinthe’s unique effects. The effects of absinthe are different for different people. However, one common experience that absinthe drinkers report is a unique clear headed form of drunkenness.
Absinthe is made using several herbs, the most important being wormwood or Artemisia absinthium. Absinthe also has very high alcohol content. It is widely believed that thujone a naturally occurring substance in wormwood is responsible for absinthes unique effects. It was widely believed that thujone was responsible for inducing effects similar to cannabis. This belief was based solely on the fact that thujone’s chemical structure is similar to THC a compound found in cannabis, however, new research have proved that the effects of thujone are grossly overstated.
Absinthe’s unique effects cannot be explained precisely, but it could be the result of several herbs that are used in its preparation. Different people have reported different effects. Perhaps the reason why absinthe was so famously endorsed by great artists and intellectuals was because of its so called mysterious effects. Absinthe was wrongly labeled as a narcotic in the beginning of the twentieth century and banned by almost all countries in west Europe and the United States.
Genuine absinthe causes no more than a mild buzz and heightens the clarity of mind and vision. The effects of absinthe do not last long and start wearing off after about half an hour of drinking it. There are numerous stories doing the rounds of cocktail circuits that suggest absinthe is able to influence the subconscious mind and take it to a different level of awareness.
Some of the effects can be explained by the fact that thujone is a neurotoxin and when consumed in a small quantity acts as a creative stimulant. Thujone and other ingredients from different herbs present in absinthe remove mental blocks thus increasing our cognitive and perceptive abilities. It is no wonder that great masters of the nineteenth century attributed their creative genius to absinthe’s unique effects. It was fondly nicknamed as the “Green Fairy” or “Green Muse”.
Today most European countries have lifted the ban imposed on absinthe and it is once again produced and marketed in Europe. The United States continues to ban the production and sale of absinthe; however, the possession and consumption of absinthe is not illegal in the US. Absinthe should be drunk for its taste and not for its supposed effects. This anise flavored liquor is one of the finest and comes with a great deal of history and culture attached to it.
US citizens can buy absinthe online from non-US producers or order absinthe essence and make their very own absinthe at home. Mixing genuine high quality absinthe essence in vodka or any other neutral spirit is the best and easiest way to make your very own absinthe.
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