January 24, 2008


Reviews like the one for this Absinthe bring a smile to my face...

And a bit of daring, to my heart. Now, to get it here... (not to mention, have someone pay for it.)

Posted by That 1 Guy at January 24, 2008 07:32 PM | TrackBack

tee hee....

They said NAKED

Posted by: Ktreva at January 24, 2008 07:52 PM

Unfortunately, Absinthe must be "thujone free" to be sold in the United States.

Posted by: Anna at January 24, 2008 11:22 PM

Dude, we're Blown Eyes. Not only can we probably get someone to smuggle each of us a bottle if we make puppy dog eyes at them, but I'm sure we could also probably knock back a neat shot or five and still manage to remain quasi-bipedal.

Posted by: Erica at January 25, 2008 06:35 AM

The Young SGT brought some home from the Czech Republic once. Something about seeing the fairies...

Posted by: Raging Mom at January 25, 2008 06:42 AM

With a review like that how can you pass it up?

Posted by: Navy CPO at January 25, 2008 10:00 AM

They say Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

Posted by: LBB at January 25, 2008 07:14 PM

Anna - Reports that thujone ascribes hallucinogenic properties to absinthe are a myth. It wouldn't matter if it was in absinthe or not.

What makes absinthe absinthe is, like any other alcoholic drink, simply the ethanol it contains.

Ascribing mythical properties to certain types of alcoholic drinks is an ancient and erroneous pastime. Drink enough alcohol in any form and you get drunk and sick. Go beyond that and you risk death by alcohol poisoning.

By the way, "absinthe" does not require a capital "a" unless it comes at the beginning of a sentence. Sorry, I'm on a grammar binge lately.

Posted by: Old Cloots at January 26, 2008 09:42 AM

No problem on the grammar, Mark. But 90% alcohol rates a capital in my book. :)

Myth or not, traditional absinthe is not legal here, or in some European countries, because of the thujone content. I think it's a crock, but my thought doesn't really matter.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at January 26, 2008 10:15 AM

Right. I don't disagree that the thujone is WHY it's illegal. And that is stupid.

Who the hell is Mark?

Posted by: Old Cloots at January 26, 2008 11:09 AM