absinthe



absinthe defined in 1939 year

absinthe - Absinthe (Greek apsinthion, wormwood);
absinthe - High percentage (50 to 85} alcoholic liquor prepared from flower and leaves of Artemisia absinthium or wormwood. To the oil of wormwood angelica, star anise, hyssop, balm, mint, cinnamon and other aromatics are added, the artemisia being digested first with spirit and the aromatics for a few days. The resulting infusion is steam-heated with artemisia, balm, and hyssop leaves to extract the chlorophyll which gives a characteristic green colour. The bitter principle in genuine absinthe has toxic characteristics, and manufacture and sale have therefore been controlled in several European countries.

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