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-- By Dean in PA on Thu, 14 Nov 2013 at 02:45.
The first time I ever drank Absinthe I knew almost nothing about it except I had heard a rumor that it was what inspired Van Gogh (and also what contributed to his madness). My buddy and I stole the bottle from his parents liquor cabinet and dumped about 6-7 shots worth in our glasses. We didn't know any better, at that time even thinking it was still illegal. Immediately after we drank we started to realize how different it was from any other type of alcohol. I fell in love with the green fairy that day and I have made it my mission drink it like the poets used to for inspiration. It is truly divine.
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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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