The Wormwood Society is a non-profit educational organization focused on providing current, historically and scientifically accurate information about absinthe, the most maligned and misunderstood drink in history.
Please start with our Frequently Asked Questions.
" Absinthe is not like the other spirits ... True absinthe is pastoral. It's crafted by distillers who take pride in their work. It doesn't yield to fads, fashions, and buzz. And although it demands a proper process, it rewards with an experience that can't be replaced by glitz and glam ..."
The media coverage about absinthe, a bitter spirit containing wormwood (Artemisia absinthum L.), continues to repeat unsubstantiated myths and legends and the public is systematically misinformed. Especially, the theory about a significant thujone content in absinthe must be put into perspective ...
This circular explains the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB) policy regarding the use of the term "absinthe" on labels of distilled spirits products and in related advertising material.
Looming like a succubus in shadowed, febrile dreams, absinthe awaits you patiently; she knows you will come to her. As all who explore the world of spirits—eventually, inexorably—you will be drawn to the Emerald Muse…
No drink throughout history has inspired so much fear, awe and allure as absinthe. That’s no small accomplishment considering that its prime years spanned only several decades and its life, from birth to ban, spanned little more than a century, but what a century it was!
A Classic Cocktail
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
Note: This Cocktail should immediately be poured down the sink before it is too late.
Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930