Absinthe, or la fée verte (the green fairy) is perceived as one of the most exotic types of alcoholic drink around the world due to its taboo reputation in decades past.
Absinthe used to have hallucinogenic properties (the term 'the green fairy' comes from the visions people had when intoxicated from the vibrant brew) and was banned in many countries, but the modern absinthe sold in stores now doesn't contain the psychoactive drug, thujone. Absinthe only began being commercially distilled again in the US in 2007.
Because of its controversial nature, absinthe is highly coveted around the world, as are absinthe-inspired products, as seen in this cluster.
From Mansinthe to Absinth Lollipops
Taboo Booze Sets
Class up Your Bar With the Authentic French Absinthe Fountain
Cooking with Absinthe
Absinthe Oysters Rockefeller
Home Absinthe Set
Bblessing's Home Line
The Absinthe Ritual
The 'Absinthe-Minded Professor' Blends Bohemian Spice with Tahitian Nice
Absinthe Flavoured Chocolate
Pastiglie Leone Combines Two Vices
Dangerously Cool Style from Travolta
Marilyn Manson's New Brand of Absinthe
Stylish Absinthe Spoons and Grills
Lollyphile Puts the Green Fairy on a Stick
Absinthe Gummi Bears
Tailors Candies are 85% Absinthe