March 5th is National Absinthe Day!

'THE GREEN FAIRY'

Absinthe originated in Switzerland in the 18th century and rose to popularity in early 20th century France. Although frequently mistaken for a liqueur, is a highly alcoholic, distilled, anise-flavored spirit. Its name comes from the plant “Artemisia absinthium” (commonly referred to as “wormwood” or “grand(e) wormwood”) from which absinthe derives much of its flavor. Traditionally, the spirit is green from the inclusion of green anise, and this is where the nickname, “la fée verte” or “The Green Fairy” comes from.

NAT'L ABSINTHE DAY II