Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Going Green

Have you ever heard of it?
Wikipedia says
Absinthe is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic (45%–74% ABV) beverage.[1][2][3][4] It is an anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs, including the flowers and leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium, commonly referred to as "grande wormwood". Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color but can also be colorless. It is commonly referred to in historical literature as "la fée verte" (the Green Fairy).

Blah blah blah BORING!

Here is the part I am interested in...

The effects of absinthe have been described by some as mind opening.[62] The most commonly reported experience is a "clear-headed" feeling of inebriation — a form of "lucid drunkenness". Chemist, historian and absinthe distiller Ted Breaux has claimed that the alleged secondary effects of absinthe may be caused by the fact that some of the herbal compounds in the drink act as stimulants, while others act as sedatives, creating an overall lucid effect of awakening.

Always wanted to try that stuff. It’s even on my 100 goals list.
Then low and behold my sister sends me a pic of her holding this bottle of Absinthe she had ordered online straight from Czechoslovakia itself.

Gonna have to make some time here for a new experience.

1 comment:

  1. Absinthe has fascinated me since Dracula. Apparently, it was illegal to have it in the US for years. You can buy it in some locations now and of course, online. There's a whole ritual for drinking it. Sexy and mysterious!


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