Absinthe's Mind-Bending Return: How the Classic Drink Gets Made
Banned for years as a hallucinogenic and blamed for delirium, absinthe is regaining followers worldwide. Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg
The potent green spirit once taken as a medicine before later inspiring Ernest Hemingway and Oscar Wilde is making a comeback as more and more people experience Absinthe as it was during France's La Belle Epoque. We take a rare look as the world’s second-largest spirits maker - Pernod Ricard - hand crafts its original recipe absinthe at a cathedral-like distillery in southern France.