Absinthe

Sunny66June 7, 2002

Has anyone tried real absinthe? Is it worth the trouble of trying to get ahold of a bottle? What brand is the best?

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Marie_TX

Absinthe has been illegal for many years. It causes brain damage. Try Pernod or something legal. There are several good subsitutes. Read the link below for more info. -- Marie

Here is a link that might be useful: About Absinthe

    Bookmark   June 12, 2002 at 6:22AM
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Sunny66

It doesn't cause brain damage any more than drinking large quantities of any other strong liquor does. And it may be illegal in the US but not in many European countries. Actually one can legally purchase a bottle from these countries for personal consumption which is why I am asking for recommendations.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2002 at 10:45AM
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bunnyman

I don't think you want to be drinking any quantities of Absinthe. Thujone is a cumulative poison. One drink won't hurt your nor will two. But if it is drank regular then you will develop fits and such. I think the author from New Orleans is a bit underinformed.

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michael

    Bookmark   June 25, 2002 at 2:54PM
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Priamsdaughter

If you want to read some more on Absinthe copy and paste this URL into your browser window:

http://www.gumbopages.com/food/beverages/absinthe.html

    Bookmark   August 3, 2002 at 7:20PM
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kframe19

Yes, I've had it, many years ago.

Didn't much care for it. The taste was, to me, not at all pleasant.

I think it's still illegal in France, isn't it?

    Bookmark   August 14, 2002 at 1:37PM
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gremus18

I've read that it's effects are like those of marijuana, but if you have too much, you're understand why Van Gogh cut off his ear.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2002 at 2:56PM
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Jonathan_primusnet_net

Absinthe has the same effects as marijuana... But, it is a completely different high. Try making your own absinthe and see it firsthand.

Here is a link that might be useful: CrypticKits.com - Your Absinthe Source!

    Bookmark   January 3, 2006 at 11:20AM
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zzeasy

Was in Japan from 64-66 and Absinthe was available and I presume legal. The bottle was "Morozoff 68" and Morozoff was a brand name for many odd liquors/liquers over there. The stuff tasted like concentrated Ouzo and was definitely bad news; I know more than a couple of guys who had to be de-toxed because of it.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2006 at 10:54PM
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angep

I have bought it online, and would again, but it's so expensive, with the exchange rate and all. The thujone is regulated, so there are no toxic problems. What gets ya is that it's 140 proof. The link below is the stuff we bought.

Here is a link that might be useful: Absinthe

    Bookmark   March 2, 2006 at 11:54AM
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omg_bill

For quality information about absinthe:
www.oxygenee.com
www.wormwoodsociety.org
www.feeverte.net

The most harmful thing about absinthe is the alcohol.
Don't burn absinthe!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2007 at 11:07AM
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