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Has anyone had this?

Posted on 2007.10.17 at 16:18
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
Apparently absinthe is going to be available again. I kind of would like to try it!
Think it has a heksher?


sputnik5 at 2007-10-17 20:32 (UTC) (Link)
We tried it a couple of weeks ago (2 store in NYC sell it).
It's good for a buzz, and the drinking ritual is very pretty, but doesn't do anything that downing 5 shots of vodka in as many minutes won't do. Alas, the hallucinations are a myth:(
theservant at 2007-10-17 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
I like the idea of ritual in drinks.
No hallucinations, though... bummer.
suzermagoozer at 2007-10-17 20:33 (UTC) (Link)
next thing you know ... they will bring back PROHIBITION!
theservant at 2007-10-17 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
NUH uh. Unless President Romney wants to do it.

So are the Rockies gonna go all the way? They are 21 wins in the last 22 games, right? That's pretty impressive!
suzermagoozer at 2007-10-18 01:59 (UTC) (Link)

I think we can beat the indians or the sox.

it would be rox vs. sox....heh heh!
violet_memory at 2007-10-17 21:00 (UTC) (Link)
I havent had this type but I have had absinthe back before I quit alcohol. It was a pleasant sort of buzz, different than other alcohol Ive had. No hallucinations, but very happy.
Stomach was miserable the next day.
davidfcooper at 2007-10-17 21:38 (UTC) (Link)
I don't recall ever trying it, but bethr had a locked post about it almost two years ago (23 Nov 2005). Ask her if she'll let you see it.
Cleopatra Brimstone
paper_crystals at 2007-10-17 22:47 (UTC) (Link)
I saw an advert for it and I was really confused. Now I am not confused. Now I say SCORE! SEX AND ABISINTHE FOR ALL!!! (It is totally necessary for this to shouted. I am in college. I get to shout abotu sex while not engaging in very much of it.)
eitanhalevy at 2007-10-18 18:42 (UTC) (Link)
I had here in Israel a couple of years ago. Meh, a slightly different buzz, but basically it's just a really strong alcoholic drink which tastes aweful. Hard on the stomach.
yaffa at 2007-10-18 22:55 (UTC) (Link)
I had it for the first time a couple of years ago, the night of my first date with my future husband (it's always been legal in Israel). I had a bit of a mishap with the technical aspects themselves (which involved unexpectingly setting my spoon on fire, dropping into my drink out of surprise, and setting the whole drink on fire). As for the experience itself I'd have to disagree with others here. While it is somehwat like being drunk, even after just one drink, there was none of the queasiness or cloudiness that comes with getting drunk. It was more like getting mildly stoned. We went bowling afterwards (and got married fifteen months later). It was fun.

Many alcohols don't need a hechsher.
lucidpseudogod at 2007-10-18 23:17 (UTC) (Link)


Wormwood, the herb Artemisia absinthium (which grows wild in my homeland of Poland) is originally responsible for the fantastic effect of the Absinth.
The chemical which comes from the wormwood is Thujone, a close relative to Delta 9 THC -from Cannabis-

=the dilemma=

the absinthe available is federally regulated to contain 10 parts per million or less thujone, so, no possible absinthe effect.

last time I went to Poland I brought back 3 bottles of Polish Absinth
-and since my flight was delayed, I drank one bottle to myself there-

You can still order it from overseas

SeborAbsinthe (.com?)
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