Le Retour de la Fée Verte

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I’ve been sitting on a draft of this post for a while – not quite sure why… At any rate, the Green Fairy is about to return to America’s shores as a legal beverage:

Absinthe, the spirit of imagination to many, and the devil incarnate to the U.S. government, is being approved on a case by case scenario by the Feds. Banned since 1910 due to unproved health dangers from the substance thujone, found in wormwood, an ingredient in absinthe, it has been the subject of controversy for centuries. Many folk tales and rites and rituals have grown around it and its supposedly hallucinogenic properties.

Several companies have been striving to recreate authentic versions similar to those made in the 1800s, many with low enough thujone levels to pass U.S. inspection. The first of these to do so is Lucid, imported from France by New York-based Viridian Spirits. Others will be following soon. I’ll let you know when I get my hands on some to review.

Interesting… There’s a titch more here, but I’d be surprised if there’s anything new to our typical audience…

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6 Responses to “Le Retour de la Fée Verte”

Randal Graves

It’ll be interesting to see how good these are. T.A. Breaux’s stuff is really excellent. But oh, that dollar-to-pound rate. THAT is some horror!

protected static

Yeah, it sure is expensive… But at least Absinthe isn’t something you drink every day like bourbon coffee

Carnacki

Well you know what they say…absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

protected static

Oy. Aren’t you on vacation or something?

Randal Graves

Apparently spending it writing jokes for Bush. :)

Carnacki's Sock Puppet

Hahahaha.

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