No. This is a myth. In short, absinthe has never been dangerous – nor has drinking vodka or firing fireballs. While you can`t temper how ridiculous BTT is, you can moderate your alcohol consumption. Absinthe, when consumed responsibly, is certainly a treat. Spend time with the green fairy today. The ALANDIA online store offers a large selection of authentic absinthe and original absinthe accessories such as absinthe spoons, absinthe glasses, absinthe fountains or absinthe pipes. ALANDIA was founded in 2001 and has its headquarters in Europe (Germany). Shipments to the United States are processed daily and after ordering, it takes about 8-10 days (airmail) or 2-3 days (express mail) for the Green Fairy to arrive in the United States.
Delivery is guaranteed, so you, the buyer, have no risk. Absinthe is legal in the United States, so you don`t have to worry about customs issues. Of course, all other absintheurs can also order from ALANDIA, we ship worldwide. Well, a few reasons. First, the rise of absinthe coincided with the great French wine rot, as phylloxera destroyed vineyards across the country, making wine far too rare and expensive for the vast majority of the population. In Switzerland, on the other hand, with the exception of the rule, you can only label your product as absinthe if it is distilled, does not use natural coloring and does not contain certain additives. There are two main reasons why the public`s perception of absinthe began to change. First of all, scientific research has proven that the alleged hallucinatory effects of wormwood oil used in wormwood are greatly exaggerated. In addition, new European Union laws lead to the importation of the spirit drink into countries that have previously banned distillation within their borders. Many people have discovered both the pleasant taste of absinthe and its mild effects. In 2007, Canada`s first true absinthe (Taboo Absinthe) was created by the Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery in British Columbia.
 Traditional French preparation involves placing a sugar cube on a specially designed slit spoon and placing the spoon on a glass filled with a measure of absinthe. Ice water is poured or drained over the sugar cube to mix the water with wormwood. The finished preparation contains 1 part wormwood and 3 to 5 parts water. Since water dilutes the mind, components with low water solubility (mainly anise, fennel and star anise) come out of the solution and darken the drink. The resulting milky opalescence is called ladle (Fr. opaque or shaded, IPA [luʃ]). The release of these dissolved essences coincides with a scent of vegetal aromas and aromas that “bloom” or “bloom”, bringing out subtleties that are otherwise attenuated in the cultivated mind. This reflects perhaps the oldest and purest method of preparation and is often referred to as the French method. Wormwood can also be naturally colored pink or red with rose or hibiscus flowers.  This was called pink (pink) or red (red) wormwood. Only one historical stamp of pink absinthe has been documented.  Distilled absinthe uses a production method similar to that of high-quality gin.
The plants are first macerated in distilled base alcohol before being distilled again to exclude bitter principles and give the mind the desired complexity and texture. The distillation of absinthe initially results in a colorless distillate that leaves the distillate at about 72% ABV. The distillate can be reduced and clear-bottled to make a white or blue absinthe, or it can be dyed to create a green one with a natural or artificial color. The scandalous history of absinthe begins in France at the end of the 19th century. French soldiers took wormwood to protect themselves from malaria. When they returned home, they brought their taste for aniseed alcohol. Over the next twenty years, absinthe became very popular in France. It was served in bars, bistros, cabarets and cafes and drunk by everyone from the wealthy bourgeoisie to the working class.
However, in the early 20th century, the French began to prefer wine to absinthe. At that time, various countries also began banning wormwood, claiming that the mind makes you crazy and criminal. In 1912, the United States became one of those countries and maintained the ban on absinthe until 2007, long after prohibition was a thing of the past. While it`s not hard to imagine the U.S. banning some form of alcohol because of apocryphalia, the ban still lasted a very long time. Although many bars serve absinthe in standard glasses, some glasses have been developed specifically for the ritual of making French absinthe. Absinthe glasses were usually made with a dose line, bulge or ampoule in the lower part, which indicates the amount of absinthe to be poured. A “dose” of wormwood was between 2 and 2.5 fluid ounces (60 to 75 mL). In the Netherlands, the restrictions were challenged in July 2004 by the Amsterdam wine merchant Menno Boorsma, again confirming the legality of absinthe. Similarly, Belgium lifted its long-standing ban on 1 December. January 2005 and referred to a conflict with the adopted regulations on food and drink of the European internal market.
In Switzerland, the constitutional ban was lifted in 2000 as part of a revision of the national constitution, although the ban was incorporated into general law. This Act was subsequently repealed and entered into force on 1 March 2005.  Many artists and writers who lived in France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were known absinthe drinkers and used absinthe in their works. Some of them were Édouard Manet, Guy de Maupassant, Paul Verlaine, Amedeo Modigliani, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Rimbaud and Émile Zola.  Many other renowned artists and writers have similarly tapped into this cultural well, including Aleister Crowley, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, August Strindberg, and Erik Satie. However, while many countries have legal definitions for various spirits (i.e. bourbon must be made in the United States; made from at least 51% corn; aged in a new charred oak barrel; cannot enter the barrel with more than 125 proofs or enter the bottle with less than 80 proofs; and nothing can be added except water), Absinthe is generally not regulated. Ideas about absinthe`s purported hallucinogenic properties were revived in the 1970s when a scientific paper suggested that thujone`s structural similarity to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical in cannabis, raised the possibility of affinity for THC receptors.   This theory was finally refuted in 1999.
 If you`re reading this, you`ve probably heard a thing or two about absinthe.