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Absinthe

January 22, 2011 by staff 

Absinthe, Absinthe is traditionally described as a distilled, highly alcoholic beverages (45 to 74% ABV). There is a spirit of anise from plants, including flowers and leaves of the plant Artemisia absinthium, commonly called “wormwood” in collaboration with anise and fennel. Absinthe was always a natural green color, but can also be colorless. It is commonly known in historical literature as the green fairy (the green fairy).

Although it is sometimes mistakenly called a liqueur, absinthe is not bottled with added sugar and is therefore classified as a spirit. [5] Absinthe is unusual among spirits in that it is bottled at a high proof but is normally diluted with water when consumed.

Absinthe originated in the canton of Neuch√Ętel in Switzerland. It achieved great popularity as an alcoholic drink in the late 19th and early 20th century France, particularly among Parisian artists and writers. Thanks in part to its association with bohemian culture; social conservatives and prohibitionists opposed the consumption of absinthe. Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Vincent Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Aleister Crowley, and Alfred Jarry were known to all absinthe drinkers [6].

Absinthe was portrayed as a dangerously addictive psychoactive drug. [7] The chemical thujone, present in small quantities, was blamed for its alleged harmful effects. In 1915, absinthe was banned in the United States and most European countries including France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and the Austro-Hungarian. Although absinthe was vilified, no evidence has shown that it is more dangerous than ordinary minds. Its psychoactive properties, apart from those of alcohol, have been greatly exaggerated. [7]

A revival of absinthe began in the 1990s, when countries of the European Union began to reauthorize its manufacture and sale. In February 2008, nearly 200 brands of absinthe were produced in a dozen countries, including France, Switzerland, Spain and the Czech Republic

If we consider the bison grass vodka he has a remarkable similarity avec”absinthe ‘: They have both been outlawed, but returned to the U.S. market in some form.

As”Absinthe, after years of limited United States, bison grass vodka is coming back, but in a different formulation: ZU Bison Grass Flavored Vodka. Contrairement”’absinthe, bison grass vodka contain no psychoactive ingredients.

The original Zubrowka, pronounced ka-zu-Bruv, Polish Bison vodka contained a little over the buffalo grass was named for back in the 14th century. But it was unavailable in the United States for decades because the bison grass contains coumarin. Coumarin is a natural ingredient found in small amounts in many common foods such as vanilla, cherry, cinnamon and celery, and perfume. A derivative of coumarin is used to warfarin, an anticoagulant, you may be familiar with the brand name Coumadin. Because bison grass contains large quantities of this substance, Zubrowka was banned in the United States since 1978.

Now ZU has been introduced here as vodka that replicates the flavor of Zubrowka, using other flavors over a single blade of ornamental grass buffalo. This is reminiscent of the pastis de”’absinthe versions, such as Pernod, which were created to replicate the taste, but not including thujone, the chemical origin of psychotropic ‘absinthe”d be largely outlawed in the early 20th century.

ZU has a distinct taste of vanilla, coconut, lemongrass and spicy and is produced by Polmos Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland. Proximity Bialowiesa Forest, Poland and Belarus, where the European bison still roam. Zubrowka, ZU and now, has traditionally been drunk in a number of ccktails. The most popular is the Szarlotka (apple pie in English). In this ccktail, it is mixed with apple juice. In general, it is called Polish Kiss America, perhaps because of Zubrowka is supposed aphrodisiac qualities. We cannot guarantee that the latter effect, but it makes a refreshing drink. ZU sells for about $ 25 and is available in select retail beverage. Visit www. ZUVodka.com.

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