What is absinthe?
Absinthe is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from several plants, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium, together with
green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. Historically described as a highly alcoholic spirit, it is 45–74% ABV or 90–148 proof US
What happens if you drink absinthe straight?
Drinking absinthe straight is not recommended because the green distilled spirit has a powerful flavor and high alcohol content. Beyond the potential of burning your taste buds, absinthe is so strong that it can be dangerous if you drink too much.
Originally popularized in Switzerland and France in the 1800s, absinthe is a spirit — not a liqueur — with a high alcohol percentage. Absinthe is traditionally made with white grape-based spirit, wormwood, anise, fennel, and other herbs
Why do people drink absinthe?
It was used to treat a wide range of conditions including jaundice, menstrual pain, anemia, and bad breath. Over the centuries, absinthe gradually transitioned from medicine to recreational beverage, with the recipe that we now think of as modern absinthe emerging in apothecaries in Switzerland in the late 1700s.
Can you mix absinthe with Coke?
Pour 25ml of absinthe into a cocktail glass filled with cracked ice, top up with coke and squeeze the lime over the glass. Garnish cocktail with the lime wedge. It looks dirty and the secret is in the kick provided by the absinthe.
Where to buy absinthe in Namibia?
It is available at checkers liquor shop, embassy liquor shop and other major wine outlets in Namibia.