absinthe

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Synonyms for absinthe

aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe

strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise

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Also highly recommended are these additional titles from the "Draw the Magic Fairy" series by the same author: "Draw the Magic Green Fairy (9780766042650, $16.
But there won't be any cameos in the film like Kylie Minogue's sprightly green fairy in Moulin Rouge
TRADITION OF THE GREEN FAIRY While the Swiss may have given rise to modern absinthe, the ancient Greeks were known to flavour their wine with wormwood and it was the French in the mid-1800s who turned the light-green distillation into a cult affair.
Lang's influence on Tolkien was discussed in my article, "Tolkien as Child of The Green Fairy Book.
It is her first big screen role since appearing as the beautiful Green Fairy in blockbuster Moulin Rouge in 2001.
Highlighting absinthe lore and featuring more, than 100 cocktail recipes by Herlong, both classic and modern iterations, the book is a good starting place for bartenders looking to mix it up with the Green Fairy.
Elegant and mesmerizing, this green fairy is enchanting.
In character as Jerome Cloche, a velvet-suited, top-hatted proprietor of a Paris cafe in the 1880s, Bell presented an engaging history of "The Green Fairy," as absinthe has been called due to its reputed mind-altering capabilities.
They discuss its history, famous imbibers, collectibles of course, and the current green fairy scene.
It went by various names: Green Goddess, Green Muse, Green Devil and most commonly, La Fee Verte, the Green Fairy.
This aperitif's predecessor was the storied absinthe, the Green Fairy, which got its dominant flavor from the medicinal herb wormwood, now banned in liqueurs, and its kick from an alcohol content as high as 72 percent.
This year, a century after a Swiss vineyard worker triggered absinthe bans across Europe by murdering his wife and children while under the influence of the Green Fairy (along with copious amounts of wine and brandy), absinthe containing up to 35 milligrams of thujone per liter became legal again in Switzerland, where the drink was invented.
Kylie Minogue embodied it, sprinkling Paris with green fairy dust.
And then the fake tipi, then the drummer in the head dress, then the stage became full of people dressed like the green giant, feathers everywhere, and then, this green fairy with green feathers, twitching uncontrollably on stage.