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The truth behind the myth of the fabled green drink

Absinth war DER Modedrink des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Source: supplied

Absinthe, favoured by the well-heeled and artistic set in Europe's Golden Age prior to WW1, is a mystic drink with a mysterious, decadent flavour. But why was it forbidden in Germany and elsewhere from 1923 onwards? And what do we make of its revival in more recent times? We asked German travel medicine specialist Dr Irmgard Bauer in Queensland to tell us more.

Absinth Dr Irmgard Bauer James Cook University Townsville
Dr. Irmgard Bauer von der James Cook Universität in Townsville QLD
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