Absinthe Day

Posted by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 7:56 AM
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 Absinthe (Listeni/ˈæbsɪnθ/ or /ˈæbsænθ/; French: [apsɛ̃t]) is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic (45–74% ABV / 90-148 proof) beverage.[1][2][3][4] It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium (a.k.a. "grand wormwood"), together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green colour but may also be colourless. It is commonly referred to in historical literature as "la fée verte" (the green fairy). Although it is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a liqueur, absinthe is not traditionally bottled with added sugar, and is therefore classified as a spirit.[5] Absinthe is traditionally bottled at a high level of alcohol by volume, but is normally diluted with water prior to being consumed.

 

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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Mar. 5, 2013 at 8:03 AM
Oh geez. All I will say is that this takes me back to a certain time in college...
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momofsixangels
by Colleen on Mar. 5, 2013 at 8:05 AM

 

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

Oh geez. All I will say is that this takes me back to a certain time in college...

uh oh lol

KelliansMom
by Silver Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 8:06 AM

I love that stuff ....havent had it in years though .....

SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Mar. 5, 2013 at 8:07 AM
My early college years were not a time of wise decisions. :-)


Quoting momofsixangels:

 


Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

Oh geez. All I will say is that this takes me back to a certain time in college...

uh oh lol


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artistmom27
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 8:14 AM

When I was young I had wanted to try it, but before I could, I grew a physical reaction to the scent of alcohol.

critter_boo
by Sarah on Mar. 5, 2013 at 8:28 AM
Never knew that
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SassyWildflower
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 8:49 AM

never even heard of it lol

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:24 AM
I tried it once a few years ago & all I can say it...whoa!!
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wandep
by Pam on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:44 AM

never heard of it

mom4awesomekids
by Bronze Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:46 AM
Never had it. My dh has though.
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