Crime. Social disorder. Chaos.
Absinthe has been blamed for them all. The spirit -- originally made as an herbal tonic -- was once thought to produce medical conditions like epilepsy, and illness like turberculosis, and was eventually banned in countries like Belgium, Brazil, the Netherlands, France -- even the United States.
That was until 2007, when Ted Breaux created Lucid, the first absinthe to be sold stateside since the early 1900s.