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Absinthe: The drink of the Green Hour

by James on July 9, 2009

The absinthe drink is a very versatile beverage; it can be drunk the traditional way (louched with water), in cocktails, as an aperitif or served as the featured drink of a hip party. But during the Belle Epoque, the most popular time to indulge was the Green Hour (L’Heure Verte or L’Heure Absinthe) - the time starting at five o’clock when the French took absinthe as their favourite aperitif. [Read full article…]


The history of absinthe is very much the story of famous absinthe drinkers. Today we will take a look back at two of them, Henri and Vincent, two wild figures who grace the pages of the absinthe history books like no others. This is the story of a walking cane and the mystery of an chopped ear! [Read full article…]

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