Food in Russia: what's hot in a cold country
You know, here in Russia kids are taught to drink from very young age, ’cause why not? Here is how Russian kids’ absinthe looks like:
Nah, just kidding.
However, it is true that this green drink is non-alcoholic and herb-flavoured. But it’s not anise (which is in Absinthe), it’s tarragon which still makes a good drink. This soda is called Tarkhun in Russian (tarkhun is just another name for tarragon).
Oh, and this is also true that we have a kids champagne (non-alcoholic, of course) which is popular around New Year (champagne is must on Russian New Year table).