A genuine absinthe distilled directly from a mixture of whole herbs (including Grande Wormwood [artemisia absinthium], European green anise and sweet fennel) in neutral spirit. Lucid's green colour occurs naturally as a result of its herbal ingredients, without any addition of artificial colouring. This natural colour may appear slightly different from one bottle to the next, and subtle variations in colour have always been considered the hallmark of high-quality, genuine absinthe.
The cat's eyes come from a famous cabaret called "Le Chat Noir," which first opened in Montmartre, Paris in 1881. Several poets, including Verlaine and Rimbaud, used to spend their nights at Le Chat Noir drinking absinthe.