Absinthe — Sex, Drugs & History

Absinto LabelAbsinthe was born in the 18th century, when the Swiss physician Pierre Ordinaire developed an elixir of herbs to treat disease and promote general wellbeing.This vivid green apéritif became a favorite among the likes of Toulouse Lautrec, Degas, Picasso, Oscar Wilde, Hemingway and Baudelaire.

Absinthe was often called “La Fée Verte” (The Green Fairy), and was believed to enhance creativity and have aphrodisiac properties.Around 1915, the production and sale of Absinthe were banned in France, other European nations, and America, due to suspicion that the spirit was hallucinogenic.

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