Absinthe, which is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic beverage, is an anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs, including the flowers and leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium, commonly referred to as "grande wormwood". A favorite among nineteenth century artists, Absinthe is purported to have mild hallucinogenic properties. Illegal in the United States and many other countries until recently, Absinthe is now legal and has become a popular drink once again.


Translations: Absints, Absentas, Absint, Pelin, Absynt, Absint, चिरायता, Absinto, Абсент, Αψέντι, الأفسنتين شراب مسكر, 압생트, Absint, Absinth, 苦艾酒, Absenta, Absint, Absint, Assenzio, אבסינת, Absint, Пелен, アブサン, Absinth, Ajenjo, Абсент, Absintti, Абсент

Physical Description

Colors: green, colorless

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Strong licorice
Mouthfeel: Hot
Substitutes: Anis, Chartreuse

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december



Related Cooking Videos