Friday, October 24, 2008

Absinthe Is Legal

Absinthe, illegal in the U.S. since at least 1915, is no more. Since 2007, two brands, Lucid and Kübler, have been imported. But at a price! Expect to pay $100 or more.

It was thought to be hallucinogenic and toxic due to the ingredients of wormwood and thujone. But the amount of those ingredients is small. Absinthe contains no sugar, so drinking it is usually done by using an absinthe spoon, placing a sugar cube atop, and pouring water over it to dissolve the sugar into the glass and diluting the absinthe with the water.

See The New York Times article.

Buy some. Invite me over.

The Old Absinthe House in New Orleans.

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