Absinthe Is Back
Two years after its legalization in the United States, absinthe—the high-proof liquor favored by the likes of van Gogh, Baudelaire, and Hemingway—has become a fixture at local bars. The anise-flavored spirit’s many appearances on cocktail menus—a far cry from its days as a banned drink—has prompted a backlash, with some trendsetters already calling it out of fashion.
Disregard the detractors and the forbidden aura surrounding the drink. Absinthe is best enjoyed when approached as what it is: a spirit, not some magical elixir.
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