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-- By  Triffid in  Maryland on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 at 19:06.

I have heard the effects of drinking Absynthe are quite different than those of drinking other alcoholic beverages such as brandy or beer. People describe a clarity of mind and an almost euphoric sensation. One individual says it is not unlike drinking two shots of bourbon followed up by smoking a joint! Intriguing!!

 
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The original way to drink absinthe
Drinking absinthe the original way: dilute with chilled water which you slowly pour into your glass over a cube of sugar. Other ways to drink absinthe were invented since the time of this classic promotional poster by Bensa-Dupont. (Picture: Bibliotheque Forney, Paris)


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The Buy Absinthe .Net guide has further tips on how to make a glass of absinthe in the traditional French manner, plus some amusing pieces of trivia about the absinthe-drinking culture of the 19th century. The same page also gives recipes for a few classic absinthe cocktails you might want to try. 'Death in the Afternoon' anyone?

 



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