Are you absinthe-minded?

Pour over the brief history of the notorious "green fairy"

Stars Insider

18/05/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Drink

Absinthe was once one of the most notorious alcoholic beverages in the world. Associated with illicit behavior and blamed for inducing fits of epilepsy, provoking tuberculosis, and supposedly possessed of addictive psychoactive and hallucinogenic properties, it's no wonder this potent, anise-flavored drink described by many as a narcotic was eventually banned. But was absinthe unfairly vilified, and is the so-called la fée verte ("green fairy") legal and safe to drink today?

Click through and find out if you're absinthe-minded.

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