The Absinthe Ritual

Posted by 18th January 2011

Absinthe Fountain, by Boomstein

As I was reviewing some of the latest blog entries on the Steampunk Links, I came across an interesting article by Miss Michelle Black, author of the blog Welcome to the Victorian West of Michelle Black.  An accomplished writer, Miss Black touches upon the one of the standards of Steampunk – the indulgence of Absinthe.

The header for Miss Black’s Blog

Many have discussed trying the beverage, and there are those who claim (or have actually) done so, but I would argue that it is one thing to simply swill said beverage, as opposed to take part of the traditional means of preparing the “green fairy”.  On her blog, she provides a very insightful introduction to the method of preparing and serving Absinthe, including the “why”, the “how”, and a bit more of the “how” of serving.

An additional video short on Absinthe

Still, Absinthe remains a mystery to most, including myself.  I have looked about half-heartedly in the local area for a bottle, but I suppose that I may have to take a more focused look of at least trying the beverage.  I’ve added a number of links below to assist those who may also be interested in imbibing (safely, of course), and at the very least, there is very impressive era art regarding the drink!

Mr. Alphonse Mucha’s classic absinthe poster

I fear that between Kraken Spiced Rum, my projected experiments with Absinthe, and indulging in my ever-tasty Guinness, that my RL adventures in Steampunk will burden me with a new vice.  Nonetheless, any reader insights are always welcome, and I when I progress a bit more on the absinthe project, I will be certain to post!  For more information on absinthe, please visit…

Miss Black’s blog…

… followed by her professional website.

A small piece further reviewing the absinthe ritual…

… and a link to obtaining some for yourself!

Do consider eying the below absinthe review websites before purchasing!


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