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Close-up of the 1893 postcard, showing a group of country folk relaxing over their absinthes at the end of hard day's fishing. Note the absinthe fountain.

Absinthe’s moment came with the Algerian wars, when French soldiers drank it as a prophylactic against disease. They brought it home, and by the Parisian cafes had established as l’heure verte – “the green hour”.

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Famous Absinthe poster also produced in designed by Nicholas Tamagno for Cusenier. The bon vivant enjoying his Absinthe Oxygénée is the French comedian Joseph-Francois Dailly -

"Absinthe! The only proper drink for the square-monocled gentleman."    Read more: The 5 Most Ridiculous Drinking Myths You Probably Believe | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/article_19293_the-5-most-ridiculous-drinking-myths-you-probably-believe.html#ixzz24IyfhJz8

The 5 Most Ridiculous Drinking Myths You Probably Believe

Absinthe Poster from an advertising carton for Absinthe Barth and Cie, based in Chalon-sur-Saine; original poster size 43 x

absinthe in an awesome glass

Get into the Halloween spirit with some spooky sips. These frighteningly delicious libations are more treat than trick, and are sure to summon your spirits.

Death of the absinthe suppressors!!!!

Death of the absinthe suppressors!!!!