ABSENTE La Créme
In 1830, officers used to advise soldiers in Algeria who were not feeling well to add a few drops of Absinthe liqueur to the more-or-less pure water they were given to drink. But soldiers and officers alike preferred to increase the dose, and this beneficial liqueur also cured homesickness.
And so abinthism was thus created under the African sun, and the medication became a source of inebriety.
But anti-drinking campaigns sprouted up nearly everywhere in Europe, and their main target was Absinthe.
Belgium banned it in 1906 and Switzerland followed suit in 1910. France simply levied a tax on it.
But on January 7, 1915, Poincaré confirmed these various measures; on March 4, he extended them to various limitations that applied to bars, and eventually there was a total ban on Absinthe.
ABSENTE La Crème is an 18°-proof cream liqueur; a delightful combination of diary cream, alcohol, sugar, infusions, essence of mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris), Grande Absinthe (Artemisia Absinthium), aniseed aromatized spirit, southernwood aromatized spirit (Artemisia Abrotanum), star anise oil (anethole) and balm and mint aromatized spirits.
- Grande Absinthe (Artemisia Absinthium)
- Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris)
- Star anise
The thujone content in this liqueur is less than 10 mg/l.
Its basic composition is similar to absinthe, with the addition of southernwood. This highly scented plant from the Artemisia family combines lemon and camphor flavours to enhance the Absente flavour in the cream liqueur.
The mugwort plants are macerated in alcohol, before being distilled.
The different ingredients are then mixed with the cream.