March 2, 2017 – Banned for 100 years, March 5 marks the 10th Anniversary of the repeal of the Absinthe ban in the US. Chemist and Master Distiller Ted Breaux was a leading force in disproving the myths which had plagued the storied spirit and helped convince the FDA to remove the ban and allow Absinthe back into the US on March 5, 2007.
Absinthe, the drink of Bohemian Paris, at the end of the 19th Century, was also known as “The Green Fairy” and it was prized for transforming and liberating the creative abilities of poets and artists. But it was also condemned for causing madness, a rumor said to have been instigated by the wine industry. We wrote about this last year for National Absinthe Day and you can check out the facts and fiction, as well as some recipes here http://www.wineandspirits.com/a-day-and-a-reason-to-celebrate-absinthe/
Lucid Absinthe was created by Ted Breaux from an authentic French recipe and according to traditional methods. It was the first authentic absinthe to be sold in the US after the ban.
To celebrate, you are invited to a Facebook Live event with Lucid creator and distiller Ted Breaux on March 5 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Invite some friends, mix up The Sazerac, Bloody Fairy or Hemingway’s Sunrise and find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about this legendary drink.