There is something about the ghostly green of a properly louched absinthe drink that evokes Halloween – images of fairies, madness, and exuberant excess swirl within its depths; now jade, now palest green, now a poisonous milk white. Extremely popular among Bohemians at the end of the 1800’s, absinthe was later demonized by the powerful wine industry and banned in the early 20th century. Upon its recent re-legalization, absinthe has enjoyed a quiet resurgence while still maintaining its air of menace and mystery.
Although Halloween remains a long 240 days away, today is the perfect opportunity to indulge in a drop or two of absinthe. Informally known as National Absinthe Day, this is the anniversary of the United States’ repeal of their absinthe ban.
Fortuitously, BoyDrinksWorld has posted a recipe today for one of my very favorite absinthe drinks: The Corpse Reviver No. 2. Won’t you join me tonight, darlings, in this dangerously drinkable diversion? We’ll lift our glasses together and say, as they do in Hungary, Fenékig (until the bottom of the glass)!