Where to Drink Absinthe in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a popular tourist attraction in Mexico and many US citizens want to know if it is possible to drink real Absinthe in Mexico because they have been unable to source it in the United States. So, let’s find out where to drink Absinthe in Playa del Carmen.

First some details about Playa del Carmen:-

Playa del Carmen is a trendy resort about 40 miles from Cancun. It has beautiful white beaches, coral reefs and a vibrant nightlife with a vast array of bars, clubs and restaurants on offer. Sunbathe or snorkel by day and dance the night away. It is the perfect place to sample your very first Absinthe.

Where to drink Absinthe in Playa del Carmen

Absinthe is not a hugely popular drink in Mexico but is catching on in resorts frequented by Europeans and Americans. Absinthe is legal in Mexico and many different brands and styles can be sampled including famous Czech brands.
For up to date information about bars and clubs that are serving Absinthe, you may want to check on absinthedemexico.com.

The main bars and clubs can be found on the Fifth Avenue, 8th Street and 12th street. Bars on 12th Street include Blue Parrot, Om and Coco Maya. Further bars including the Bali Club and Santanera can be found near 10th Avenue.

If you’re going to Playa del Carmen on holiday then that’s great, you can enjoy the sea, sun and a glass of Absinthe. However, there’s really no need to travel to Mexico just for buying Absinthe.

Since 2007 some brands of Absinthe have been legal to sell and buy in the United States. It has always been thought that Absinthe was illegal in the US because alcohol had to be classed as “thujone free” to be legal. The good news is that US test equipment allows liquor which has a thujone content of 10mg/kg or less to be classed as thujone free. This finding has meant that some distillers are now able to sell their Absinthe in the US. Lucid, Kubler and Green Moon have all been legalized now for purchase along with others.

True original Absinthe contains wormwood and to experience the real taste of pre ban Absinthe you need to buy Absinthe which contains wormwood and not a fake or substitute Absinthe. Wormwood is the key ingredient in Absinthe. If you order Absinthe online, many suppliers have product descriptions telling you about the different brands and their thujone levels. The website Lafeeverte.net has got a great buyer’s guide with reviews on different brands to help you choose from the many Absinthes on sale.

You can make your very own wormwood Green Fairy at home by using an essence from AbsintheKit.com. Simply mix 20ml of essence with 730ml of Everclear or vodka to make a true Absinthe. They have four different types of essences available to make four different styles of Absinthe – a La Bleue style, a classic verte Absinthe, an orange flavored Absinthe and a strong Absinthe which contains more wormwood and so has a stronger and more bitter flavor. All four essences contain wormwood. These essences are available on their website along with replica Absinthe glasses and spoons.

So, you no longer have to worry about where to drink Absinthe in Playa del Carmen when you can now enjoy the Green Fairy at home.


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