The Art of Absinthe


The beauty of the perforated spoons is what caught my eye…

Absinthe Original logo

I didn’t know much about Absinthe, only that it was “dangerous” and had been outlawed.

absinthe prohibition poster

After some research I discovered a bit  more about La Fee Verte – The Green Fairy…

the green fairy

Absinthe was created at the end of the 18th century by a french doctor as a remedy for his patients.  The green liquid was quickly embraced by the french aristocracy (this could have had something to do with a drought that destroyed the vineyards).  At any rate, they began their day with “the green hour” and ended it with “the green hour”.  By the end of the 19th century the bohemian literary crowd had adopted the green fairy as their muse and declared that La Fee Verte was also their inspiration.

In America New Orleans became the Absinthe Capitol.

 Last weekend the famous site, The Absinthe House, caught my eye…

old absinthe house

It has really been the place to be seen…

old absinthe bar

Apparently there has been a resurrection of the liquid said to “illuminate the mind”.

I will say that the accoutrements are candy to the eye…

absinthe glasses

absinthe glasses

absinthe glass

As for me, I will probably take a safer route

and stick with my choice of La Fee Verte

Fresca Fairy…


What about you?

all photos mine or via google images

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  1. Donna Lander says:

    Thanks for the info. I think your choice is the better option of the two.

  2. Mary Lou Lowe says:

    Fascinating, Marsha! This all reminds me so of that very romantic scene in London in “Dracula”!

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