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An Absinthe Spoon - The essential accessory for preparing your Absinthe.
For preparing an Absinthe you need an Absinthe Glass, an Absinthe Spoon and an Absinthe Fountain and of course the alcohol. You can buy the accessories in our online shop ABSINTHIANA, we offer Free Shipping for orders over 100$ in the USA. Absinthe Spoons, Glasses, Fountains, we have it all. All Absinthe accessories are availabe for sale in our online shop.
But let us introduce you first into the history of this drink.
Absinthe was drank by artists and writers during the mid to late 19th century. It was said, that when you drink the green elixir, you would see the Green Fairy, the nickname of Absinthe. Inspired artists were Van Gogh, Lautrec and more contemporary, Pablo Picasso. Oscar Wilde, the scandalous play writer, the crazy Toulouse Lautrec and the poet Charles Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe and Hemingway fell in love with this very special drink Absinthe as well, just to name a few. But how did Absinthe get his popularity and fame?
One cause was the bad harvest of the wine industry. By the end of the Belle Epoque a grape insect destroyed almost the whole vineyards of Europe. The result was a tremendous increase in the wine prices due to the high demand and the low supply. This was the time when Absinthe got its fame. The aristocrats still had the money to buy the expensive wine, but the mid and lower class substituted their glass of wine with Absinthe. It was the perfect alternative, stronger than wine and combined with a mysterious effect. It was the drink for the growing Bohemian culture, which was developing in Europe during that period of time.. The Absinthe ritual was celebrated in the bistros and cafés of Paris. The Green Hour, the “Heure Verte” was between 5pm and 6pm. You met for a glass and used an Absinthe Spoon and Absinthe Glass, Fountain, the accessories of the Green Fairy. Combined with sugar and ice cold water the green alcohol louched to an opalescent white. That was the mystic effect about the drink. Besides this visual happenings in your glass, it was said, that the Absinthe effect caused a mental and physical activation. But the growing demand caused problems. Absinthe was considered as the cause for insanity, which was called Absinthism. But actually the problem was the abuse of alcohol, not Absinthe. But then one murder took place, which should symbolize the end of the drink made out of wormwood. In August 1905, a swiss farmer called Jean Lanfray, a known Absintheur, shot his wife and his daughters. The story was THE murder in that time and the press and anti alcohol lobbyists used it to ban the Green Fairy. Absinthe got illegal. That the farmer drank several bottles of wine, and other spirits before committing the murder wasn´t brought to attention...
Absinthe was banned in many countries. In Switzerland the ban was active in 1910, in France 1914 and in the US 1920. Absinthe got illegal.
But now Absinthe can be consumed once again, Absinthe is legal in the US after more than 95 years of absence.
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