Conjuring the Green Fairy

By Nathan Myhrvold
Limited Edition

A timeless enigma, absinthe takes center stage in an impeccably cool glass. This portrait shows why the anise-flavored spirit is nicknamed “the green fairy”. It’s easy to get lost in its captivating emerald hue, which evokes an air of mystique and allure. It’s typically served in a transparent vessel, which allows you to see the herbaceous elixir shimmering within, creating an intricate dance of colors and light. The traditional preparation, the ritual of la louche, is just as magical. For this process, iced water is poured over a sugar cube, which sits atop the glass of absinthe in a special slotted spoon. The liquid becomes cloudy as the water dilutes the spirit, transforming it into a milky, opalescent mixture.

ss of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?” —Oscar Wilde

Aspect Ratio: Phase - Vertical

Sizing Options

50 cm × 37.5 cm (19 11/16 in × 14 3/4 in)
70 cm × 52.5 cm (27 9/16 in × 20 11/16 in)
100 cm × 75 cm (39 3/8 in × 29 1/2 in)
150 cm × 112.5 cm (59 1/16 in × 44 5/16 in)
200 cm × 150 cm (78 3/4 in × 58 1/16 in

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