- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Tod Stewart
- Published on: January 19, 2021
- Last modified: January 19, 2021
Popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, anise-flavoured absinthe (aka The Green Fairy) was eventually banned in many major markets. Cited for causing hallucinations and erratic (sometimes criminal) behaviour - chalked up to the thujone extracted from the spirit’s wormwood component (but probably more likely due to its screamingly high proof) - absinthe had a bit of resurgence starting in the 1990s as bans were lifted. The Absente brand has been in Canada since 2000. Diluted with cold water (one to three, or five), it’s nirvana for fans of anise flavoured drinks. Also makes a cool cocktail base.