ABSINTHE, a liqueur or aromatized spirit, the characteristic flavouring matter of which is derived from various species of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). Among the other substances generally employed in its manufacture are angelica root, sweet flag, dittany leaves, star-anise fruit, fennel and hyssop.
Historical Documents on Absinthe
Have you ever wondered how absinthe was made? How about other rare or obscure European spirits?
Bangor Daily Whig & Courier, (Bangor, ME) Friday, May 29, 1868; Issue 130; col B
New-Orleans Commercial Bulletin, (New Orleans, LA) Monday, June 01, 1868; Issue 135; col F
Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, April 04, 1861; Issue 81; col D