HAD 112: Absinthe

Ah, Absinthe. I guess it’s time to get into hallucinogens. Maybe next week we can do an episode on ‘shrooms or LSD. Well probably not, and, spoilers, absinthe doesn’t make you hallucinate. If it doesn’t though, why was the green fairy banned in the US for all those years, and what’s the point in drinking it. We’re going to find out today, so gather up your sugar cubes and get ready for some death in the afternoon, while we have a drink


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Modern Rogue episode on Absinthe




  • ABV: 130 proof

  • Distillers description: This outstanding distillate is based on original historical recipe from 1909 and traditionally includes grand wormwood, sage, fennel, and various other natural herbs

Christopher & Brittany

  • Distillery: St George Spirits

  • Style: Absinthe Verte

  • ABV:  60%

  • Distillers description:Real absinthe. No artificial ingredients, no gimmicks. The first legal American absinthe released after the U.S. ban was lifted in 2007, St. George Absinthe Verte remains one of the most acclaimed and respected spirits in this category. Made from a host of real botanical ingredients, ours is a layered and evocative expression of this beguiling and highly spirituous herbal elixir. And it has a monkey on the label! (The distiller does not recommend adding sugar “We developed our formulation over years of patient experimentation and think it’s pretty much perfect just as it is. We don’t advocate adding sugar to our absinthe—or to any other artisanally distilled absinthe for that matter.”) Listed by VinePair as one of the 9 best Absinthe available in the U.S. https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/9-best-absinthe-united-states/


  • Distillery: Hood Rivers Distillers

  • Style: Lucid Absinthe Superieure

  • ABV: 62%

  • Distillers description: Lucid is the first genuine absinthe made with real Grande Wormwood to be legally available in the United States in over 95 years. Lucid is made with a full measure of Grande Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) as well as other fine European herbs.


2 oz Vodka

2 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice

1 oz Pineapple Juice

Shaken over Ice

Pour ½ oz of Absinth into chilled martini glass and swirl to coat then pour out excess.

Strain into Prepared Martini Glass, garnish with maraschino cherry

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