The Thirsty Traveler - S03E07 - The Green Fairy - Absinthe in Switzerland and France
Perhaps no other spirit sports a reputation as notorious as absinthe. The intoxicant of choice for many decadent fin-de-siecle Paris-based artists including Vincent van Gogh, Paul Verlaine and Oscar Wilde, absinthe, or as it was known back then, "La Fee Verte" — The Green Fairy — was highly sought after for its perceived opiate-like intoxicating qualities.
How will host Kevin Brauch react to this green goblin's concoction? Tag along as he ventures into central Europe to harvest wormwood — the mysterious root responsible for absinthe's mysterious properties — and helps to create a new batch. Of course, much sampling is necessary to appreciate the pleasures of absinthe.