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-- By Zack Etuk in St. Louis on Sat, 23 Jun 2007 at 22:02.
After wanting to try absinthe for over a year, I finally got a chance to do so last night. Since I have visited and enjoyed this website quite a few times, I thought it was only fitting to stop by and recount my experiences with the Green Fairy.
I'm very happy to say that I was able to get authentic absinthe for my first experience. Even though most of my fellow Americans have to settle for less when they have absinthe in the USA, I was fortunate enough to meet a mutual friend with a very special absinthe connection (and that's all I'm going to say on that subject ).
Once I finally got the absinthe, myself and two of my close friends settled into my living room for what we both hoped to be a truly enjoyable evening. We dimmed the lighting to create a peaceful atmosphere and fired up some light jazz. We all poured ourselves a glass of the Green Fairy and lifted our glasses to toast.
Tasting absinthe for the first time was an very interesting experience. Although I had read plenty of people's descriptions of what it tasted like and knew what to expect, it is one of those things that you can't fully comprehend until your experience it for yourself. The flavor was quite complex and very enjoyable.
Once we finished our first glass, we all agreed that we had a pleasant but minor buzz about us. As we continued to drink the absinthe, the pleasant effects intensified, but without the usual (often unwanted) effects that come with drinking quite a bit of alcohol.
As the evening came to a close and my friends retired to my guest bedrooms, I sunk into my own bed with a smile on my face. As I slept, I remember my dreams being noticeably more vivid than usual.
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