Chasing the Green Fairy

absinthe-fountains

Mr. Brian Petro is a designer, educator, mixologist and bon vivant.  His quest for knowledge never stops and he loves to share what he learns with others.  Today in honor of National Absinthe Day, we rerun this post where Brian researches the green liquid. It was not too long ago that the only absinthe in the United States was smuggled in. You had to know the right people to get a taste of a cocktail that was cloudy, aromatic, and a little bitter. Sure, there were some legal, poor substitutes, but there ain’t nothing like the real thing. The legal state of absinthe was not the only draw; … [Read more...]