Absinthe fairy. When you think of absinthe thoughts of the green fairy hallucinations and late 19th century artists like hemmingway toulouse lautrec and van gogh are probably top of mind. Aleister crowley the british occultist worshipped the green goddess. 10 facts and myths about absinthe and how a once celebrated spirit went from banned substance to reborn. But with the rise of classic cocktails and mixology in the last few years its time to dispel much of the mythology of this green hued spirit.
It is commonly referred to in historical literature as la fee verte the green fairy. This led to absinthe often being called the green muse or green fairy. Exquisite flavor and makes a great gift. Whether you think of absinthe as a creativity spawning elixir or just a delicious drink theres no denying the green fairy is cloaked in a bit of mystery.
It gained a reputation as an hallucinogenic. Poets and artists were inspired by the green muse. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color but may also be colorless. Mind you absinthe earned other nicknames too.
The nickname stuck and over a century later absinthe and green fairy continue to be used interchangeably by devotees of the potent green alcohol. Once referred to as the green fairy opalescent muse or the essence of life absinthe cocktails were the drink of choice for 19th century artists in paris. It wasnt until the 1970s after the rise of psychedelic drugs that scientists finally started to seriously study thujone and. It is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a liqueur but is not traditionally bottled with added sugar and therefore classified as a spirit.