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Absinthe Freaks Rejoice

There's a techy, geeky puff piece about La Fee Verte at Wired today. Turns out there's both a New Orleans and an EU bureaucratic connection to the Absinthe Revival, and it contains the origins of the word louche.

New Orleans, booze, and lexicography — how can I resist?

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eynowd
Oct. 28th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
That's a really cool story, and highly interesting! Cheers for that!
sigtrent
Oct. 28th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
I saw martha stewart on TV talking about how to drink absinthe. The mind boggles.
oni_anne
Oct. 28th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
hmmm....you can still get absinthe canada.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 28th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
Best place to get the Green Fairy right now...
www.alandia.de - I've ordered from them several times and have always been satisfied. And, it's not terribly expensive.

Jason Mical (www.piratelog.blogspot.com)
the_monkey_king
Oct. 28th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Best place to get the Green Fairy right now...
Cool, thanks. Any recommendation on which absinthe might be worthwhile? They're pricey, and I hear some are not so great.
lilac_wine
Oct. 30th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
Re: Best place to get the Green Fairy right now...
We really like Ulex red. The french absinthes taste really good but as far as we've seen, have no real affect. Strong 68 which is a German bittersprouse (bitterspirits) has a very strong taste but also, a very strong affect. It's Alandia's house brand and they often have good package deals.

Stay away from anything Czech. As much as I love the Czechs, their absinthe looks like mouthwash and tastes like crap and there's no real discernable affect after drinking it.
lilac_wine
Oct. 28th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
My husband was just talking about this article.
the_monkey_king
Oct. 28th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
Maybe you could host a Green Hour sometime? I've always thought it would make a great party theme. Sugar, fire, high-proof liquor....
lilac_wine
Oct. 30th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
One of these days when the kids aren't around, that would be fun. We have the glasses and the spoons, etc and it's always fun to share favorites.
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