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NATIONAL ABSINTHE DAY

NATIONAL ABSINTHE DAY

March 5th is also known as National Absinthe Day.  This day is for those who are 21 years or older to celebrate a drink called absinthe. 

Often mistaken for a liqueur, it is truly a spirit because it isn’t sweetened. It belongs with the vodkas, gins and whiskeys when categorizing absinthe.

The spirit is made by infusing wormwood, fennel, anise and other herbs into alcohol through distillation. The creation of absinthe is credited to Pierre Ordinaire, a French doctor. He developed and prescribed the elixir in the early 19th century as a cure for many illnesses.

It has a strong licorice flavor to it and has a high alcohol content. It is often served with ice, a sugar cube placed on a slotted spoon over the glass and water poured over the sugar.

Also known as The Green Fairy, The Green Goddess or The Green Lady, the drink was popular with artists and writers. It was rumored to have hallucinogenic effects. Just as it was gaining in popularity, as the century was coming to a close, its reputation took some severe blows.

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    19 Bella
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    Kelsey C.
    Kelsey C.
    2019-03-05 09:53:28
    Super cute brunch place! My waitress Kate was super friendly and quick. I had a mocha and the corned beef hash, both were excellent. The prices are similar...
    Brigit P.
    Brigit P.
    2018-12-28 13:32:22
    We've been here twice. Relaxing atmosphere and made to order dishes. Only had brunch items so far but we've loved them. Mushroom asparagus scramble with...
    Tiffanie T.
    Tiffanie T.
    2018-10-14 16:51:17
    This place was a quaint place and had great reviews for brunch. It's extremely small so I would either go really early or have reservations. You have the...