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« on: April 08, 2013, 03:49:13 PM »




This is becoming more available. There was a little "try a little" bottle at the liquor store and I am very impressed. It's quite strong (55%) and bright green but very tasty. It actually does seem to kind of turn the brightness up on your vision a bit, though I didn't experience any hallucinations.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 04:22:51 PM »

The reason this is available now is that they finally debunked the myth that it's hallucinogenic.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 04:29:12 PM »

The Wine workers condemned it to be evil, after a guy who had 9 bottles of wine and two cups of absinthe murdered his family and tried to kill himself.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 09:51:37 PM »

The reason this is available now is that they finally debunked the myth that it's hallucinogenic.
I think I read that some batches of absinthe may have had hallucinogenic effects in the old days due to impurities in the distillation process, now not an issue. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 09:59:24 PM »

The reason this is available now is that they finally debunked the myth that it's hallucinogenic.
I think I read that some batches of absinthe may have had hallucinogenic effects in the old days due to impurities in the distillation process, now not an issue. 
Some of it had worm wood in it, but now it's made without wormwood.
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 10:10:44 PM »

mine had wormwood
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 12:53:38 AM »

Depends on the recipe when it comes to the alleged hallucinogenic properties.  As Rev mentioned, even though some have a percentage of wormwood in it, like the 'original' infamous recipes, the distilling process is much better and therefore cleaner.  Many of the Absinthes sold now are similar to the original but with a lesser degree of certain elements [like the wormwood].

To be fair though, the Absinthe I've had was of such a high alcohol content that I'm pretty sure it wouldn't matter: that stuff can get you mixed up.

How did you serve it up Lester?

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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 01:01:12 AM »

Wormwood isn't hallucinogenic, so it doesn't matter whether it has wormwood or not. I had the "real stuff" in the Czech Republic and there does seem to be a little something "extra" to it---but hallucinogenic---no way.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 03:01:38 AM »

Ah, anise-flavored liquors. What fascination do you hold?

The history of absinthe is interesting, because it was outlawed and vilified for so long. No real reason for it, but that's just the way it went. The "star wormwood" makes it seem forbidden and somewhat naughty. And who wouldn't want to experience hallucinogens just by drinking?

Sadly, drinking absinthe won't make you hallucinate, unless you drink so much of it that you're hallucinating because you're just really drunk.

Enjoy your new drink, but all of those cool bohemian vibes you're getting should be tempered by Jagermeister fans. Same thing without the mythology.

Active ingredient: thujone. Does next to nothing. But enjoy getting drunk on absinthe. Getting drunk is pretty fun, absinthe seems a good way to get there.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 04:26:23 AM »

This shows you how clueless I actually am: I thought absinthe had some sort of poison in it.
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 07:12:50 AM »

This shows you how clueless I actually am: I thought absinthe had some sort of poison in it.

I wouldn't hold it against ya, Wine workers, back when wine and absinthe were at war with each other, said horrible things about absinthe, so you probably would have been misinformed by it.
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 07:57:38 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 08:34:27 AM »

Last time I had Absinthe was from a bottle given to me for my 21st birthday which at 75% was pretty brutal.  That time I thought I'd 'classy it up' a bit and have it one of the 'recommended ways' which was to pour a shot over sugar cubes [in a tea strainer or similar object] then light the cubes with a match, caramelising it slightly and then stirring it in the absinthe with a bit of water.  Something to be sipped on rather than slammed in shot form.  Was a pretty tasty way to get really really hammered, even though I'm not normally the biggest aniseed fan...
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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2013, 10:43:10 AM »

Ever since that episode of Highlander, I've been curious...
I'm tempted to step off the wagon...
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2013, 02:30:11 PM »

LC- It's not quite THAT good
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