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The Horny Fairy (A cocktail for the Absinthe-minded)


Horny Fairy

The Horny Fairy is an aromatic cocktail of gin, absinthe, club soda, and a twist of lime.

Fairies, and nymphs- were they horny?  Apparently, some people thought so- hence the name “nymphomaniacs”!

Often referred to as the “Green Fairy”, traditional absinthe is a distilled, green anise-flavored spirit.  Considered forbidden, dangerous, and hallucinogenic over decades.   No other alcohol enjoys such a storied past.

For those looking for hallucinations, Absinthe will disappoint, when the Green Fairy does not appear after several glasses.

The origins of absinthe date back to biblical times.  Ancient doctors prescribed Wormwood, a dark green oil derived from the plant Artemesia absinthium.  It was often used as an intestinal anthelmintic.

Wormwood also appears in the book of Revelations.  Mentioned in Egyptian papyrus around 1550 BC,  Hippocrates hand-made his own wormwood-infused wine.

The originator of the modern-day elixir remains controversial. Whether it was Dr. Ordinaire, or the Henriod sister in the late 1700s, the village of Couvet, Switzerland is definitely Absinthe’s spiritual home.

By 1798, Absinthe became commercially distilled.  The popularity of this spirit caught on. By the mid-1850s, people produced Absinthe at a rate of 30,000 liters per day.

During the Franco-Algerian war, soldiers were given Absinthe as an anti-malaria treatment, disinfectant, and digestive.  French soldiers developed a fondness for it, and distilleries sprung up all over France.

Known as an alcoholic stimulant, some thought of Absinthe as an aphrodisiac, giving elation, and stimulating artistic creativity. Artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, and Édouard Manet enjoyed this bitter spirit.

Parisian cafe patrons loved Absinthe so much, that the early evening became known as the ‘Green Hour’.

During this period, infestation decimated French vineyards which devasted wine production.  With low supply, wine prices skyrocketed making Absinthe the beverage of choice.

As wine production recovered, vintners fought to regain their market share. Vinters amassed a coalition of temperance and anti-Absinthe activists.  These activists and prohibitionists constructed massive propaganda campaigns linking Absinthe to violence, madness, and death. They propagated stories and myths that this spirit was more addictive than other spirits- with hallucinogenic effects.

Wine and beer were represented as healthy, while Absinthe drew demons.  The campaign spread so effectively that Absinthe was banned in many countries, including the US in 1908. Despite research dispelling myths, Absinthe remained banned in the states for almost 100 years.  The United States legalized and started the production of Absinthe in 2007.

Note:  In the traditional Parisian Cafe, ice-cold water was dripped over a sugar cube, and into a small amount of Absinthe- giving the cocktail an alcoholic content close to wine.  It is possible to imagine that if Absinthe was abused, with 260-350ppm thujone, hallucinogenic effects could have been possible.

Today’s Absinthe only has 10ppm thujone by comparison, but the alcohol content is high- almost twice that of whiskey.

Enjoy the Horny Fairy.

Interesting Absinthe Resources:

The Woodworm Society: https://wormwoodsociety.org/

NextLuxury: https://nextluxury.com/food-travel/best-absinthe-brands-to-try/

cocktail sits in front of a bottle of club soda absente and gin with a lemon a alcohol measuring jigger
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Horny Fairy

Aromatic Cocktail
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Absinthe, Anise, Gin cocktail, Green fairy, Horny fairy
Author: Drunken Sailor

Materials

  • 2 Jiggers Gin (6 oz) Best with Dry Gin like Bombay or Drumshanbo (1 Jigger = 1½ oz)
  • ¼ jigger Absinthe (.375 oz)
  • 2 jiggers Soda (6 oz)
  • Lime peel twist for aroma
  • 1 cup Ice

Instructions

  • Add Gin, Absinthe, and ice to a shaker
  • Shake
  • Pour into a glass
  • Add club soda
  • Twist a lime peel, and add to the cocktail

Horny Fairy Tip:

You may want to increase, or decrease the amount of club soda to make the drink stronger or more subtle to your preference

Perfect Pairing:

You Sexy Devil of course!– The most amazing egg appetizer:  https://cusskitchen.com/you-sexy-devil

Fire Nuts  https://cusskitchen.com/fire-nuts


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