There is nothing ordinary about Absinthe Ordinaire. Named after the creator of the first absinthe recipe, Dr. Pierre Ordinaire, this legendary drink recalls one of the most original and successful absinthe recipes from its heyday in Paris.
Made from natural, traditional absinthe botanicals that provide an extraordinary taste experience, Absinthe Ordinaire is still distilled using the same artisanal methods from late 19th century France. Enjoy the extraordinary in every sip of Absinthe Ordinaire.
Handcrafted in rural southern France using only the highest quality distillation methods and ingredients. Made from natural, traditional Absinthe botanicals, not oils or essences, including a full measure of the legendary botanical Wormwood.
Absinthe Ordinaire is made from natural, traditional Absinthe botanicals, not oils or essences, including a full measure of the legendary botanical Wormwood or Artemisia Absinthium. Some of the other botanicals that give Absinthe Ordinaire its unique and flavorful taste profile include Sweet Anise, Star Anise, Sweet Balm, Mugwort (rumored to stir human passions, perhaps the French touch!), and peppermint.
This is made in Forcalquier at Distilleries-Domaines de Provence in the south of France. It is distilled using the same artisanal methods from late nineteenth-century Paris. Absinthe Ordinaire recalls one of the earliest absinthe recipes and the first commercially successful absinthe brand.
Wormwood, or Artemisia Absinthium, is a perennial herb that contains the volatile oil thujone. Wormwood is a hardy perennial, almost shrubby, growing up to 4 feet tall, its spreading branches covered with white, silky hairs. The leaves are spread apart and have an intense, persistent bitter flavor. The leaves are very pungent. They produce a sharp, acrid smell. Wormwood grows best in poor, dry sandy soils in a sunny location.