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My favorite libation!
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My favorite libation!

The real stuff with wormwood?
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Modern absinthe contains trace amounts of thujone, the alleged “active” or extra ingredient in wormwood with an evidently now-debunked reputation for having hallucinogenic properties. Or so I understand.
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My favorite libation!

The real stuff with wormwood?


Of course! My favorite brand is Jade (I like their 1898 recreation, as it has a nice louche and it isn't too heavy on the anise), though I have to have it shipped in. Pernod is very nice, also.
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I have never had it, only heard about it.
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I have never had it, only heard about it.


When people ask me what it tastes like, the easiest and quickest description I can give is 'licorice.' That's the anise flavor coming through. Some Absinthes have more anise notes than others of course, but that is the trademark taste. As such, if you don't like licorice, you probably won't like Absinthe.

It's best taken with sugar and ice cold water, making it a refreshing 'summertime' desert beverage (though I think it works year round).
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Modern absinthe contains trace amounts of thujone, the alleged “active” or extra ingredient in wormwood with an evidently now-debunked reputation for having hallucinogenic properties. Or so I understand.


Yep, that myth seems to have been (in part) the result of a few people making the equivalent of 'bathtub absinthe' during its heyday, which apparently yielded unfortunate results. The wineries that were being hurt by absinthe's popularity seized on this phenomenon and, along with anti-alcohol groups, lobbied to have absinthe made illegal. This, of course, is no longer the case.
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Try giving somebody a glass and performing Out of this World for them; watch them turn into a rabbit and run down the rabbit hole.
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I would probably really enjoy it. Though it has been awhile, I really like Ouzo.
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Pernod, Ricard, and Ouzo also have a strong anise flavor.
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Pass the Pastis.
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Looks like a trip to the liquor store soon Smile
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Enjoy!
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Arak. My grandfather and father used to drink it.

This one is particularly mind-blowing, 100 proof:

https://thebottlehaus.com/products/arak-......ad-750ml
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Arak.

I'd forgotten about Arak.

Great call!
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Pass the Pastis.

I confess that I've never had Pastis.

I'll have to give it a try.

I just looked on Wikipedia: it was commercialized by Paul Ricard.

Not a surprise.
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We've neighbors who are huge absinthe fans. They have a 4 spigot fountain, the spoons for sugar, the specialty glasses, and a wide variety of brands.

I've tried it several times, yet I still cannot paint like Van Gogh...
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...neither can I, but after a few rounds, an ear did fall off...
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