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Musset didn't write the way he did because he drank absinthe, instead he drank for the same reason for which he wrote just like that: namely out of despair.

-August Strindberg, 1886
Tjänstekvinnans Son
(The Son of a Servant)

Absinthe history in Scandinavia

The Absinthe Ritual - How to prepare an absinthe

Welcome to the world of absinthe

You have found one of the internet's premier independent resources for all things absinthe. On Absinthe.se you find everything from accurate information on absinthe history and beautiful absinthe related poems, many written by some of the most well known historical absinthe drinkers.

Absinthe.se is also one of the oldest and most reliable sources to unbiased, honest absinthe reviews of both the latest modern renditions to over century old rare vintage absinthe. 

Don't forget to read the Absinthe FAQ, learn about the true way to prepare an absinthe according to the absinthe ritual and delve into the intriguing Scandinavian history of absinthe - something Absinthe.se is devoted to researching in great detail. So, go on and explore the wonderful world that awaits you - let the green fairy guide you.

- Markus Hartsmar


- latest absinthe reviews -

Hermes Absinthe (circa 1980)
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3.5
The Harlequin Absinthe
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5.0
Absinthe Fusion
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4.5
Oak Aged Absinthe Valkyria
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3.5
Absinthe Blanche Neige
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4.5
Dornier Tuller (circa 1910)
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5.0

- absinthe books and poetry -

Many writers "of old" wrote poems or passages about absinthe. Some drank it, some didn't. Find some of them here as well as reviews and notes on modern books about absinthe.  

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- latest news and additions -

The Absinthe Poetry section has seen several updates the past days. Poems and information about more authors; Antonin Artaud, Arthur Symons, Francis Saltus Saltus, Florence Folsom and Robert Loveman. Open your mind and have a drink while you enjoy their lyrics. 
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