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Thread: 21 and up: absinth anyone?

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    Maybe some of you know what Absinth is and maybe some of you don't... It's a Victorian era liqour made with an old medicinal herb called Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium).

    I received a few bottles of extract from my friend in Norway (ex-Battle Helm mag writer) who now works for the Hansa Beer company. It's manufactured by Malorts in Sweden but I think his company is considering distributing it and they're mailing out samples to clients (he to everyone on his mailing list I think...!). This is not immediately drinkable you have to mix it with a 750ml of vodka.

    I haven't drank any alchohol since about 1997 so I'm only having one glass to see what it's like since it's so "legendary" (see the Bram Stokers Dracula book/film). It tastes like black licorish (I never could spell that)!

    If this post must be deleted because of inapropriateness or whatnot that's fine. I just thought I'd share this piece of botanical history, not an endorsement of underage drinking or anything (I'm nearly 30).

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    I've heard of absinthe, mostly from books and movies. From what research I've done it's illegal in many countries because of supposed side effects (such as seeing things that aren't there etc.). I'ld love to hear more about it, and if you experience anything unusual.
    Meg

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    Well, I'm no accomplished drinker anymore, I did all my drinking uptil about 21 years old then I quit! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

    So after 3 glasses in one hour the tradtional way; 1 oz of absinth and 3 oz of ice cold water I can't take that flavor anylonger! I tried the last glass mixed with my favorite drink (Mountain Dew) and it tasted better probably due to the sugar knocking down the licorish/Anise flavor. But so far no dancing faries... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    I don't think its any thing spectacular just legendary is all. It tastes horrible though. I don't like So Co either, which it tastes similar to I think.

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    Yeah, not having drank alchohol in all this time I really couldn't say whether it's anything special or just the normal effects of 3 oz of 80 proof vodka with a bad licorish taste! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    DON'T DO IT JOSH! YOU'LL RUIN YOUR BEAST SCULPTURE! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    lemme try it first and lets see if i can distinguish a flytrap from a nep

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    DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME !!!!!

    I once even tried embaming fluid (chinese whiskey). AHHHHHHHH [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif[/img] . WOW I'll never do that again. Horrible, horrible taste and the effect was well....................odd.

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    Joe, don't feel bad, there are people who still think that it'd be cool to drink rubbing or wood alcohal >_< DOH!
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