Absinthe

So what's the deal with this stuff? Hemming way kept talking about it so I'm kinda curious but I've never seen it sold in the booze section

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If your absinthe looks like that, it's been dyed green. It's a nice drink.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What's a good brand? Nothing too expensive, I'm poor—something you can get in the UK

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pernod is not technically absinth, but 99% the same and way cheaper

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Leopold Bros is good

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I've never seen it sold in the booze section
          b***h are you shopping at a grocery store what the frick
          go to a liquor store like an actual adult

          plus idk what the frick you posted in that pic but that is not absinthe, absinthe hasn't been that green since they were literally cutting it with turpentine and dye

          >anon asks for absinthe that is available in the UK
          >suggests an absinthe that is in fact not available in the UK
          it's alarming how fricking stupid people are on this board

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the dumbest board on this website

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              that'd be Culinaly unfortunately

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                /vt/ exists

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Nothing too expensive, I'm poor

        How poor is poor? What counts as expensive?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I haven't looked at the liquor store in a long while, but Lucid was a legit brand and was like $60-70 at the time. Most are just colored vodkas with artificial flavor added. If it louches, it's real.

        It is anise flavored strong liquor. It doesn't make you hallucinate, though one of the herbs used to make it you shouldn't have too much of, but not enough is used in authentic absinthe to do shit to you, I know, cause I, when testing how much liquor it took to make me blackout, drank a bottle of the stuff straight. Didn't black outdespite also drinking a couple of pure spirit wienertails before it, threw up like a fountain and took a righteous shit in the morning after spending the night huddled around a toilet

        The whole "green fairy" and the idea it was hallucinogenic is a rumor that came about by the french getting their panties in a twist that people start sipping absinthe rather than dranking wine....and because cheap asses started shoving whatever the frick in absinthe and that include poisonous colorings (green copper salts), menthol...etc. Even going so far as to blame a drunk murdering his wife on the timble of absinthe he had instead of the jug of brandy he chugged for breakfast or the five bottles of wine he had to get through the day like a good frog. The fearmongering worked, and then decades later Dude Weed Lmao folk brought absinthe back thinking it'd make them high.

        It tastes like black licorice, kinda sweet if you do it traditional, burn a sugar cube over it and pour water onto it. It gets pearlescent when you do it right.

        This guy has the history.

        I love me some absinthe but I haven't had it in quite a while now. It's too expensive and Lucid seems to have disappeared entirely from shelves.

        If you want something very similar that doesn't cost as much, try Raki or Pastis.

        Ah, it's gone from the shelves eh? I still have a full bottle tucked away.

        Massive redpill incoming. All alcohol is a scam. Alcohol is made by having yeast eat sugar in water. Harder alcohols are made by evaporating the water. The only difference between different alcohols is trace amounts of impurities and sugars that didn't get converted to ethanol.
        There is nothing special about absinthe at all. You can drop a green mint in a bottle of vodka and you will get the same thing as the tourist trap overpriced ''absinthe.''

        People obsessing about specific flavors and needing them to be ''authentic'' are consumers who have been completely brainwashed. Everything that isn't pure ethanol is just a wienertail. It doesn't matter if you add vodka to some grape juice or ferment the grape juice until it's wine. Except the grape juice will probably taste better.
        What's the deal with absinthe? A glass of it costs like 1 cent to produce. It's ethanol painted green with either green herbs or artificial coloring, and they'll sell it to you for 300 dollars a glass. It will taste like ethanol with some mint. Even worse it will be served to you by diluting it in some weird showboat way until you're drinking a 5% ethanol mojito.

        Just buy the cheapest vodka or make your own alcohol.

        What a fricking moron. Bars are a scam, yes, because they mark up the alcohol by absurd amounts to the point you are often paying full bottle price for a shot of the stuff. But making alcohol is a messy, time consuming art. Unless you only care about moonshine-tier flavor, then brew away like a fricking redneck for all I care.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The redneck stuff is better than 95% of what's on the shelves in a liquor store. The remaining 5% is rare, expensive, or both, and only marginally better. Distilleries only care about profit so they reach deeper into the heads and tails than they ought to. Even with vodka there's a lot more than just ethanol and water, because it's a lot cheaper to cut it with the nasty shit since they're taxed on every drop.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Most are just colored vodkas with artificial flavor added. If it louches, it's real.
          There are several real absinthes that are almost as cheap as the colored vodkas (mainly because the colored vodkas tend to be overpriced). I can find Mythe from Terres Rouges for just a bit more than a green vodka, and I think Paul Devoille made some batches of contract absinthes for large chains like Carrefour and Auchan. As you said, if it precipitates when you add water, it's the real thing.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Mr. Jekyll is damn good and pretty affordable for what it is

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is anise flavored strong liquor. It doesn't make you hallucinate, though one of the herbs used to make it you shouldn't have too much of, but not enough is used in authentic absinthe to do shit to you, I know, cause I, when testing how much liquor it took to make me blackout, drank a bottle of the stuff straight. Didn't black outdespite also drinking a couple of pure spirit wienertails before it, threw up like a fountain and took a righteous shit in the morning after spending the night huddled around a toilet

    The whole "green fairy" and the idea it was hallucinogenic is a rumor that came about by the french getting their panties in a twist that people start sipping absinthe rather than dranking wine....and because cheap asses started shoving whatever the frick in absinthe and that include poisonous colorings (green copper salts), menthol...etc. Even going so far as to blame a drunk murdering his wife on the timble of absinthe he had instead of the jug of brandy he chugged for breakfast or the five bottles of wine he had to get through the day like a good frog. The fearmongering worked, and then decades later Dude Weed Lmao folk brought absinthe back thinking it'd make them high.

    It tastes like black licorice, kinda sweet if you do it traditional, burn a sugar cube over it and pour water onto it. It gets pearlescent when you do it right.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty sure these French poets used to douse absinthe with laudanum too hence the hallucination stuff

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, they're a degenerate race. Their butter and cheese are good thou, some of their food to, can enjoy their wine, but they are way too up their ass about it. Aussie and Californian wines beat them easily

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Aussie and Californian wines beat them easily

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They proved it themselves, Pierre

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgment_of_Paris_(wine)
            Beginning of the end for French wines. Even now, some of the best rated wines come from America or Australia

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Wonder if any of the judges killed themselves in humiliation

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Both women put an American wine in first
              >None of the men did
              Should women be allowed to judge wine tasting competitions?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Look at the 30 year anniversary results
                France utterly btfo

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >should we take into account the 50% of the population that consumes the most wine when judging wine?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Should we exclude factors that may lead to a result I disagree with?
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selection_bias

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sense of taste changes depends on what part of menstrual cycle they are in. There is a women's chess division because they are so fundamentally different from everyone else. It only makes sense to exclude them from something like wine tasting to prevent the results from being wrong. If they really want to make believe as sommeliers they can make a woman's division for it so that real wine tasting is untainted. Any argument that is in favor of letting women judge wine applies to children equally well. Would you take a 12 year olds judgement seriously?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Third post, best post. I'll add that some absinthes have a bit of a minty aftertaste in addition to the anise flavor. Don't trust Hemmingway in his "death in the afternoon" drink, it really is best just on its own or with water.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the consequences of euro trip will never be undone

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    make sazeracs with it

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I love me some absinthe but I haven't had it in quite a while now. It's too expensive and Lucid seems to have disappeared entirely from shelves.

    If you want something very similar that doesn't cost as much, try Raki or Pastis.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like licorice but absinthe tastes pleasant.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had fake absinthe years ago, kinda reminded me of Jagermeister but I was pretty drunk so maybe it doesn't at all

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Hemming
    David Hemmings? The guy Austin Powers was modeled after?

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Awful stuff. Much higher alcohol content than regular booze (120 proof vs 80-100) and the flavoring is pretty nasty.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you're supposed to dilute it in water

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's okay in the winter. Prepare it warm, with a bit of honey and water, and it's nice and comfy that way. Not a mainstay in my books but a fun little treat during a snowstorm.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Massive redpill incoming. All alcohol is a scam. Alcohol is made by having yeast eat sugar in water. Harder alcohols are made by evaporating the water. The only difference between different alcohols is trace amounts of impurities and sugars that didn't get converted to ethanol.
    There is nothing special about absinthe at all. You can drop a green mint in a bottle of vodka and you will get the same thing as the tourist trap overpriced ''absinthe.''

    People obsessing about specific flavors and needing them to be ''authentic'' are consumers who have been completely brainwashed. Everything that isn't pure ethanol is just a wienertail. It doesn't matter if you add vodka to some grape juice or ferment the grape juice until it's wine. Except the grape juice will probably taste better.
    What's the deal with absinthe? A glass of it costs like 1 cent to produce. It's ethanol painted green with either green herbs or artificial coloring, and they'll sell it to you for 300 dollars a glass. It will taste like ethanol with some mint. Even worse it will be served to you by diluting it in some weird showboat way until you're drinking a 5% ethanol mojito.

    Just buy the cheapest vodka or make your own alcohol.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just alcohol, though delicious alcohol

      bait or unashamedly moronic, hard to tell

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's just alcohol. Sometimes very strong but ultimately just alcohol. Anyone who tells you it's magic crazy juice is trying to sell you something.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's super high proof, tastes medicinal (ie nasty) and the bs spoon and fire ritual makes people subconsciously think its like cooking heroin when all it really is is nasty green and high alcohol content.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >So what's the deal with this stuff?
    its basically just normal alcohol
    if you can even get the proper french stuff with wormwood in it, at best it just makes shit a little sparkly when you're drunk, kind of like if you're in the same room as someone smoking a joint and you've had some secondary smoke.

    the reason you hear stories about people having mad DMT style trips off of this stuff were all weird shit from the 1800s when this shit was made in non-sanitized bathtubs in Rufus McFrenchgay's basement
    plus cocaine. everyone did shitloads of coke back then for some reason.

    i went thru an absinthe and legal herbs/drugs stage a few years ago. its the most expensive and tamest of the legal drugs
    if you want to get high off of legal herbs just look up ones on smokeableherbs.com, erowid or psychonauts and buy them off of amazon. most of the good ones are $5 an ounce.

    personally i recommend mugwort, damiana and marijuanilla. blue lotus flower isnt bad either.
    buddy of mine swears by extracting LSA from certain seeds but it tastes like shit and makes you feel sick more than it makes you trip.
    if you lurk /gif/ or /wsg/ enough you might find the ancient "how to extract DMT with shit from the hardware store" video that used to get posted a lot.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's meme ouzo

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lovely stuff

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had it for the first time a few weeks ago. It’s a very strong herbal liquor. Similar to Jaegermeister but stonger and more anise flavor. I didn’t like it at all although I suppose there could be some good wienertails with it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't the anise flavor something specific to French absinthes? I remember reading that the Swiss version is much less anise-y and more general herbal-y.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        god damn, I just finished saying posters on this board are morons and this idiot comes in thinking anise is optional in absinthe

        what's next in your moronic mind, tequila without agave?

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody mentioned it at least used to be made with wormwood which can cause hallucinations

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    in the real stuff, its made out of hallucinagenic poisons and had an alcohol content higher than what modern people consider legally safe. It would make you trip balls and get you drunk as frick.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have had a 100 yr old pre ban sample before and I'm here to laugh at you. Nothing in absinthe is hallucinogenic.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got one bottle with a big discount.
    It was VERY bitter, HOWEVER, I really liked the herbal flavor.
    Too bad my cousin drank most of it before I could get it to taste less bitter.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to bartend at a place that had a variety of Absinthe and the whole fountain setups. Neckbeards and other assorted losers would come in, order the whole set, and sit and pontificate about the magical qualities, etc. Was fricking hilarious. It’s just strong alcohol, and they could be drinking Pernod, or and other aniseed flavored liquor for a fraction of the price and never know the difference.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >drinking Pernod
      you were not a bartender

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >you were not a bartender
        Yeah, I'm sorry. If someone asked for pastis, I didn't mix Pernod and water. You got me, Mr. Mixologist.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You do know Pernod-Ricard have restarted absinth production after the ban was repealed, right? Nowadays they make more than just pastis.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I literally cannot tell the difference between absinthe, Jaëgermeister, Drambuie, or ouzo. Green Russians sound vile.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its actually one of my favorite almost straight drinks. my friends didnt like it though. we also dont get the real stuff cuz im the usa so i dont know how much of a difference there is with wormwood or whatever it is

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think it's been the legit hysterica causing recipe since like the early 20th century. At least not in the states.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it was never hallucinogenic or hysteria causing. Thats wino propaganda. Just like applejack causing drunks to turn arsonist, it was likely to blind you, cause it was cold distilled, but no liquor makes you a firebug. Absinthe just got smeared and hippies thinking they're artists bought the lie and revitalized it chasing a new high

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are so many European liquors flavoured with/like aniseed? Off the top of my head I can think of
    >absinthe
    >pernod
    >anisette
    >ouzo
    >raki
    >arrack
    >strega
    >sambuca
    What's the obsession? It tastes like shit

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only time I've ever actually blacked out.
    >be me
    >be 18/19
    >in the pub
    >absolutely hammered
    >waaaaaayyyyyy
    >go up to the bar
    >my mate's already there
    >"do a shot with me!"
    >lol okay
    >green liquid
    >"wtf is this?"
    >"absinthe. 85%"
    >"waaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy! absiiiiiiiiiinnnnnntttttthheeeee"
    >do shot
    >from my perspective, literally a split second later just wake up on my friend's sofa, as if i just teleported there
    >"how the frick did we get to your house from the pub?"
    >"i literally have no idea"
    No hangover at all either. Good times.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"do a shot with me!"
      >"wtf is this?"
      >do shot
      >wake up on my friend's sofa, as if i just teleported there
      you just described being roofied. was your ass sore when you woke?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It tastes like essential oils

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