Well, this should be interesting…

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Apparently some version of Absinthe has been legalized for sale in the the US once again. I just ordered a bottle from http://www.drinkupny.com/product_p/s0390.htm to see exactly what this particular recipe tastes like.

Should be an interesting experience, even IF it isn’t the original recipe from a hundred years back. I guess I need to start researching the “correct” way to drink the stuff.

I will, of course, post with the results after the first tasting 🙂

6 Responses to “Well, this should be interesting…”

  1. I noticed that it does have wormwood in it, so this should be a verrrry interesting experience 🙂

  2. except this version is missing thujone (at least I -think- that’s what it is called…) which is presumably one of the key chemicals in the original recipe.

  3. It’s ironic that you post this. I recently got the info for a supplier of Absinthe, who supposedly imports the stuff from somewhere in Europe. I haven’t called them yet because I’m not sure how legit they are. Good luck with your tasting – let me know how it turns out.

  4. the bar at the Hotel Monaco in SF carries absinthe – they have a house cocktail made from it – looks like a greenish milky martini.

    For what it’s worth, thujone is a GABA receptor antagonist, which means that at high enough doses, it’s a convulsant. (High enough that you’d die from alcohol poisoning before reaching LD50). It’s *not* a hallucinogen. One suspects that the active agent responsible for the “Absinthe terror” is something else – probably a contaminant from poorly manufactured absinthe in the olde days.

    Spoilsport me on that… you’re absurdly safe drinking the stuff

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absinthe

  5. Not a spoil sport at all… I am acutely aware that the stuff, even WITH the wormwood distillation, is not going to be the same things as a century past. Still worth a try though, even if to just break it out once and a while for the shock/cool factor 🙂

  6. Oh, you’ll know 😉


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