Decadence and debauchery. Mayhem and murder. Absinthe, the legendary drink and muse of the Moulin Rouge set, is now legal in the United States and making a comeback for the holidays.
Absinthe's reputation is as intoxicating as its licorice-tasting spirit. The emerald-colored elixir, known as the "green fairy," was said to spark creativity, hallucinations and mental illness.
The cultural force of the Belle Epoch, absinthe reputedly derived its hallucinogenic properties from the wormwood...Full Story