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Old 05-18-2007, 07:19 PM   #16
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my motto is "seize the day".

which is why I love absinthe
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:30 PM   #17
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There's a lot of punning going on around here this evening.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:33 PM   #18
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nothing like a good pun to kill a thread
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:13 PM   #19
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Ok, there is nothing on the bottle that indicates if there is or isn't thujon in it.
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:39 PM   #20
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some absinthe doesn't have much thujone in it - have you tried googling the name on the label?
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:27 AM   #21
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Should I drink it?
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:28 AM   #22
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It doesn't have that neon green lingo at the top though, and the stamps are a lil different...
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:56 AM   #23
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found this on the site:

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Question: Does Absente contain wormwood? Does Absente contain Thujone?

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During the heady days of late 19th century Paris, Absinthe was the trademark drink of artists like Picasso, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Oscar Wilde. Today, Absente, Absinthe Refined, evokes the glamour and mystical allure of The Green Fairy. How did we bring Absente back to America? We replaced the banned botanical wormwood with a less bitter cousin, southern wormwood, also known as "petite absinthe." Southern Wormwood has legal levels of thujone, so this makes Absente the modern version of the legendary and notorious Absinthe. Remember, Absente, Absinthe Refined is 110 proof, so beware of the Green Fairy and please drink Absente with extreme caution!
note that "legal levels of thujone" in the USA = none!

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A faux-absinthe liquor called Absente, made with southern wormwood (Artemisia abrotanum) instead of regular wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), is sold legally in the United States and does not contain thujone.
I say go for it, with caution. I drank about a half-wineglass of the czech stuff, which is quite a lot, and i drank it straight, because I'm a bonehead. if you try a shot diluted with water (and sugar, how you're sposed to) you'll probably be fine. I doubt they'd be selling the stuff if it were as toxic as all that!
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:03 AM   #24
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also, I found this review
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Old 05-19-2007, 04:02 AM   #25
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what country does this bottle come from?

edited to add: never mind, it's here http://www.absente.com/
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:53 PM   #26
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I've tried it. Nothing too exciting. It tasted a little too minty for my liking. I'll stick with my wine.
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:25 PM   #27
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wikipedia's article on thujone. sounds like more sound than fury.

interesting that sage and sage oil contain considerable quantities of thujone, yet sage is on the FDA's list of foods that are "generally recognized as safe."
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:03 AM   #28
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Seeing as the only place I know about absinthe from is the show Carnivale, I can't be much of a help here, zenbabe...

make sure to tell us about the hallucinations!
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:34 AM   #29
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Remember you must die whether you sit about moping all day long or whether on feast days you stretch out in a green field, happy with a bottle of Falernian from your innermost cellar.
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Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.
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Maybe I should get some absinthe....
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Old 05-20-2007, 01:27 PM   #30
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Tried it.

Loved it.

Met my ex-gf that night as she was drunk off it.

Stress on the "ex."

Want to drink it again in the company of good friends only.
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