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Absinthe Spoon

(n.) Used in the ritual of preparing absinthe, this perforated spoon sits atop a glass of absinthe to hold a sugar cube so that ice-cold water can be poured over…

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Pastis

(n.) An anise-flavored liqueur developed by Pernod as a replacement for absinthe, which was banned in France in 1919 for its supposed hallucinogenic properties. The formula for pastis borrows many…

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Sazerac

At first glance, this cocktail looks like a twist on the Old Fashioned with a splash of absinthe and specialty bitters, but the backstory is a bit more complicated.