Pouring glasses of absinthe — Photo courtesy of iStock / IngaIvanova
Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ve heard a thing or two about absinthe. And chances are, if you’re reading this, almost everything you’ve heard about absinthe is wrong.
The Green Fairy – as it’s famously called – has been romanticized as the muse of la belle époque, giving inspiration to everyone from Oscar Wilde to Arthur Rimbaud. It’s been villainized as the spirit that drove Van Gogh insane. And, above all, it’s notorious for being the liquor that caused people to run around the streets of Paris hallucinating