Prague’s Absinthe Scene Gets a Makeover

In Prague, where there were once rumors of wormwood-induced phantasms and pyrotechnic flair, there is now a budding scene of absinthe connoisseurship. The Wall Street Journal explores the bar scene’s recent maturation via spots like Absintherie, which “[serves] its drinks the traditional way, with the hands-on, highly participatory paraphernalia of slotted spoons, sugar cubes and large fountains of chilled water,” and the growing presence of higher-quality bottlings. [The Wall Street Journal]