Created by distilling the Artemisia absinthium plant, absinthe is a bitter drink that is normally consumed as an aperitif. Following the traditional method, a cube of sugar is dissolved over an absinthe spoon, which softens the bitterness and reveals the elixir’s magnificent green reflections.
Besides its pronounced bitterness, green hue and light taste of camphor, absinthe actually gives off multiple aromas: peppermint, lemon balm, verbena, star anise and coriander figure most prominently. This aromatic range, which is already quite diverse, can also be modified by the way the drink is consumed: mixed with water, on ice, in the traditional manner, or even featured in a cocktail. Let your imagination go wild!
If you haven’t had your first sip of the so-called Green Fairy, try Hill’s Absinthe, a fine liqueur in the absinthe tradition. It will unleash all its aromas over lightly melted ice. However, if you prefer, you can also enjoy a more traditional absinthe tasting.