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Originally posted by AOA2012
Oh Ho, you are in for a ride my friend.
Ive never tried it, but i know, depending on how much you drink, your gonna trip, while drunk
Originally posted by wytewingdove
Has anyone here had the experience of drinking and alcoholic beverage called Absinthe which is rumored to induce the Green Fairy? Just curious about your experiences with the beverage. I've never drank it, and found it overseas w/the 100% thujone/wormwood levels. I've ordered a bottle and it should arrive next week. Tell me about it if you've tried it.
Also, it is not illegal in the U.S.; however, bars can not serve it and liquor stores can't sell it. The only way to obtain it is to order it from overseas, which is perfectly legal to do as a private citizen for personal consumption
Originally posted by Gazrok
I think this has changed recently. I was at a restaurant not too long ago that carried it. I even checked the spelling, etc. just to be sure they weren't trying to pull a fast one.
Traditional absinthe has been illegal to sell in the U.S. since 1912, because it contains the chemical thujone. However, in 2007 some products labelled as "absinthe" were approved for sale in the United Stated. The situation is somewhat complex, but the short version is that the agency that now regulates alcohol in the U.S. (the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) defines "thujone free" (an FDA requirement for any food made with Absinthe's defining herb wormwood) as meaning less than 10 parts-per-million (10 mg/L) thujone.
Originally posted by davespanners
reply to post by JacKatMtn
Well if your going to get that fancy you might as well invest in one of these
An original reservoir or "bubble glass" you pour the absinthe in first and it drains through a tiny hole into the bottom bubble, then you put the ice in and it slowly mixes together.
They are as rare as hens teeth, the one in the picture (colored with added radium incidentally) sold for about $2000 recently