Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Absinthe making a comeback!

I read it on the web so it must be true! Apparently absinthe is no longer illegal...in some countries. Anybody know if the US of A is one of the lucky ones? I'm not much of an imbiber, but I so want to try it. Sounds a bit like Ouzo, taste-wise, or Arack. Absinthe...it makes the heart grow fonder!

Update: here's a great link from V. Tombola, which reveals the shocking truth about currently produced so called "absinthe" in the US of A! Turns out it's all a travesty, due to the fraidy-pants FDA's bias against little ole' thujone (the "active ingredient" in wormwood). Turns out any "absinthe" product you buy in this country has, supposedly, been scrubbed of the offending essential oil. Why a little thujone is any worse than the actual super-concentrated alcohol alone is beyond me. If somebody wants to chug this stuff and then, say, get behind the wheel, the herbal content is the least of their worries, in my opinion. Oh, well. C'est la guerre.