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adkjoe 11-15-2010 07:01 PM

Absinthe
 
Any of you guys have REAL Absinthe? I brought back two bottles from France a couple weeks ago when I was there, the real stuff made with worm wood...What a mean drink!!

Finally cracked a bottle open the other night...been on a binge for a about a week now, halfway through the second bottle...I need help :)

cavediverjc 11-15-2010 07:06 PM

I've had the real stuff when I was in Europe. It doesn't have the effect that people would have you believe. The halucinations that people would claim to have would be from the acid on the sugar cube, not the wormwood. I found it to be a little nasty tasting with a KILLER hangover. And I never had any halucinations. Guess my sugar cube wasn't spiked. :D

And it's Absinthe :D

adkjoe 11-15-2010 07:15 PM

^ 100% accurate! I had it when I was younger when I lived in Germany but it's nostalgic if anything now. It's an acquired taste. I hate black liquorish but I love Absinthe. I think the last time I drank it I also might have had a hit of the brown acid :)

cavediverjc 11-15-2010 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by adkjoe (Post 877898)
^ 100% accurate! I had it when I was younger when I lived in Germany but it's nostalgic if anything now. It's an acquired taste. I hate black liquorish but I love Absinthe. I think the last time I drank it I also might have had a hit of the brown acid :)

Hahaha!!! Did it have you all cross-eyed? :rofl:

It's too sweet of a liqueur for me, but it's something I can at least say I've tried. The couple times I had it left me with killer hangovers, though. Does it affect you that way too?

adkjoe 11-15-2010 07:36 PM

O yea big time...a couple shots and I'm useless the next day! I'm not a fan of sweet either but like I said it's nostalgic.

Mr. Sinister 11-16-2010 07:46 AM

I used to import La Fee, which is made with the traditional Wormwood. I can't drink it straight, I have to do the sugar and water thing. Absinthe La Fee - Buy alcoholic liquor online

The hallucination BS probably came from the same people that made Reefer Madness. Totally a fabrication. It is a mean drink, though. It's a unique kind of drunk though. My mind was pretty lucid, but it was having trouble communicating with the rest of my body.

Actually, Absinth and Absinthe are both correct. Absinth is generally used for Bohemian (Czechoslovakian style, etc.), Absinthe is for the French style.

Many of the brands you can buy in the States now are 100% legitimate Absinthe brews. Lucid is one of the more tasty that I've tried. and it's got a cool bottle!! Lucid Absinthe: Home

cavediverjc 11-16-2010 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister (Post 878865)
I used to import La Fee, which is made with the traditional Wormwood. I can't drink it straight, I have to do the sugar and water thing. Absinthe La Fee - Buy alcoholic liquor online

The hallucination BS probably came from the same people that made Reefer Madness. Totally a fabrication. It is a mean drink, though. It's a unique kind of drunk though. My mind was pretty lucid, but it was having trouble communicating with the rest of my body.

Actually, Absinth and Absinthe are both correct. Absinth is generally used for Bohemian (Czechoslovakian style, etc.), Absinthe is for the French style.

Many of the brands you can buy in the States now are 100% legitimate Absinthe brews. Lucid is one of the more tasty that I've tried. and it's got a cool bottle!! Lucid Absinthe: Home


Ewwww......you mean I've been spelling it the Frenchie way? Sumbitch. Let's go back to spelling it the Bohemian way. Damn the Frenchies..... :D

Fweaky 11-16-2010 08:22 AM

Dag!!! Thats a cool ass web site. I have run a lot of stuff through the veins but I haven't tried that one yet. I wiil definately try it. :cool:

john's ct jeep 11-16-2010 08:28 AM

Absinthe worm wood at it's best. had some in japan in the 70's. really strange effects, and yes one bad headache after.
what i do remember was that it was illegal in the states.
and i imagine that like everything else it must be stronger today.

adkjoe 11-16-2010 09:15 AM

The Lucid that you can get in the states is good stuff. I think it was in 2007 when they started allowing the stuff to made with Grande wormwood in USA. I used to do the sugar cube but now I just do absinth and champagne the way Hemmingway drank it. Keep in mind though he shot himself in the face :) . A decent bottle of champagne and absinthe is the ticket to disconnecting your brain from you body.

Mr. Sinister 11-16-2010 10:19 AM

They say Van Gogh was drunk on Absinthe when he cut his earlobe off........

adkjoe 11-16-2010 10:46 AM

I don't doubt that one bit, I could have easily cut my ear off last night :)

Mr. Sinister 11-16-2010 11:41 AM

You have been blessed by the Green Fairy, indeed!! :D

cavediverjc 11-16-2010 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by adkjoe (Post 879009)
The Lucid that you can get in the states is good stuff. I think it was in 2007 when they started allowing the stuff to made with Grande wormwood in USA. I used to do the sugar cube but now I just do absinth and champagne the way Hemmingway drank it. Keep in mind though he shot himself in the face :) . A decent bottle of champagne and absinthe is the ticket to disconnecting your brain from you body.

A shotgun blast to the face is enough to ruin anyone's day. :D

Must have been hallucinating that he was pheasant hunting. :D

Fweaky 11-16-2010 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by cavediverjc (Post 879234)
A shotgun blast to the face is enough to ruin anyone's day. :D

Must have been hallucinating that he was pheasant hunting. :D


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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister (Post 879125)
They say Van Gogh was drunk on Absinthe when he cut his earlobe off........

Thank goodness I don't hunt and I can't afford to be cutting anything off but I will definately be swiggin some Lucid Absinthe tonight!

cavediverjc 11-16-2010 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adkjoe (Post 879009)
The Lucid that you can get in the states is good stuff. I think it was in 2007 when they started allowing the stuff to made with Grande wormwood in USA. I used to do the sugar cube but now I just do absinth and champagne the way Hemmingway drank it. Keep in mind though he shot himself in the face :) . A decent bottle of champagne and absinthe is the ticket to disconnecting your brain from you body.

He also tried to kill himself (unsuccessfully) by walking into the spinning propeller of a plane. :eek:

I'm around planes/propellers every day and let me tell you, I'd rather take the shotgun blast to the face than the spinning propeller!!

adkjoe 11-16-2010 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Fweaky (Post 879318)
Thank goodness I don't hunt and I can't afford to be cutting anything off but I will definately be swiggin some Lucid Absinthe tonight!

That a boy!....report back tonight after the festivities have begun!



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Originally Posted by cavediverjc (Post 879426)
He also tried to kill himself (unsuccessfully) by walking into the spinning propeller of a plane. :eek:

I'm around planes/propellers every day and let me tell you, I'd rather take the shotgun blast to the face than the spinning propeller!!

Yea I think a shotgun blast would be the better of the two. Personally, I'm a jumper though if I had to choose (could never really do it, I'm gonna see this $hit to the end). I read a really interesting book a couple years ago about reading peoples personalities by the way they would choose to kill themselves (the jumper, the shooter, hanging yourself, etc..) I wish I could remember what it was called, good book.

burton160w 11-16-2010 05:53 PM

I've had it while over in Belgium. I'm a black licorice fan, but it takes it to the extreme. Like a blast of Jager and the syrupy sweetness of Sambuca :p It's good, but it's not my first choice. And no, I didn't hallucinate. Just made an ass of myself in Antewerp :redface:

adkjoe 11-16-2010 06:23 PM

^haha I've been on an Absinth and horror movie binge for the past week. Dishes and laundry are piling up, sick day's are being used...it's a viscous cycle....

pokey 11-16-2010 06:26 PM

My friend bought a bottle of the Lucid brand awhile back. It came with the little sugar spoon thing and a couple of glasses. It isn't cheap. We wandered around Joshua Tree Nat'l Park looking for Gram Parsons resting place, came back to the cabin and enjoyed the Absynthe experience. If you've never heard of Gram Parson's Joshua Tree connection, google it. Or check out the video titled 'Gram Theft Parsons', based on the true story. Hilarious.

adkjoe 11-16-2010 07:04 PM

I've spend a lot of time out in Joshua tree exploring old mines, awesome place. Have a lot of great pics from cross country adventures heres a few I found in the stash. brings back memories man!!

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/4...ltheway429.jpg
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/2...ltheway409.jpg
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/7...ltheway437.jpg
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/3...ltheway427.jpg

A joshua tree breakfast!!

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/668/alltheway423.jpg

this is my buddy jay standing next to a girl we met drinking a 40 on the beach, I dubbed this the "crab butt" hahaha :)

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/781/alltheway328.jpg

pokey 11-16-2010 07:12 PM

^ Nice JT pics :punk:

adkjoe 11-16-2010 07:47 PM

snapping that last pic made my day...

cavediverjc 11-16-2010 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by adkjoe (Post 880026)

Why didn't you roll that beached thing back into the water? :rofl:

turdhurdler 11-16-2010 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by cavediverjc (Post 880415)
Why didn't you roll that beached thing back into the water? :rofl:

Cause that would cause the water to push out...

Jeff

Fweaky 11-16-2010 10:50 PM

Damn her ass is eatin her drawers! :eek:

pokey 11-17-2010 12:41 AM

^ One of the great things about southern California, you can explore the desert in the morning, and make it back to the beach in the afternoon to check out the hot chicks..:D

adkjoe 11-17-2010 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Fweaky (Post 880482)
Damn her ass is eatin her drawers! :eek:

haha yea, it looks like a crab claw!

InfernoGirl 11-17-2010 09:48 AM

Hey, she is apparently delightfully unaware of the images generated by her rear view.... I'd like to see any of you guys pics from the rear so we can critique them...... :bottom: Mine for one looks nothing like that..... :) Older, saggier, and much, much smaller.....

adkjoe 11-17-2010 11:30 AM

^ I will gladly post my behind for critique if I can get a go ahead from the mods, I have a bubble butt :)


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