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Old 01-23-2009, 04:39 AM   #1
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o.k. now that absinthe is legal anyone know which brands are the original recipe? I am talking the stuff we can buy in the u.s......thanx
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:41 AM   #2
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Nothing sold in the U.S. is original recipe.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:56 AM   #3
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Check for some sites from France or Switzerland. Don't forget you'll need the correct spoons and spigot to make it correct.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:00 AM   #4
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man i drink alot of absinthe but i aint american but a no a guy that will ship to the usa and so on send me a pm and i will try and help u out i like to think i no alot about absinthe lol
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:20 AM   #5
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Try Kubler.
http://www.drinkupny.com/Kubler_Absinthe_p/s0465.htm
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:58 AM   #6
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greenfairy.org

This is the best stuff I've found (true to original)

http://www.greenfairy.org/product.ph...age=1&featured

I hope this helps

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Old 01-23-2009, 03:55 PM   #7
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i read somewhere that some of the american stuff has been "reversed engineered" to match the original french formula..minus the posion of course

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Old 01-23-2009, 04:18 PM   #8
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lucid, Absinthe Supérieure

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Old 01-23-2009, 09:07 PM   #9
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i read somewhere that some of the american stuff has been "reversed engineered" to match the original french formula..minus the posion of course

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I think that's right. PM jkorp, he's done his homework on absinthe.
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:04 PM   #10
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The whole Absinthe thing is pure marketing at this point. It's just another shitty tasting high proof alcohol. It will not make you high, see green fairies, or anything else, just drunk.
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:55 AM   #11
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These are my favorite in available in the US
http://www.drinkupny.com/La_Clandest...re_p/s0638.htm
http://www.drinkupny.com/Duplais_p/s0684.htm
http://www.drinkupny.com/Marteau_Absinthe_p/s0716.htm

But Jade absinthe to me is the best. I love the Verte Suisse 65 and Edouard 72

http://www.absintheonline.com/acatalog/Jade.html
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:28 AM   #12
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Actually making a proper Absinthe is not easy without the spoon and spigot. If you do not have the spigot, fill a pitcher with ice and then pour the ice water from it through a very narrow funnel as slow as possible over a sloted spoon with a sugar cube into a rocks glass with a shot of Absinthe.

Here's a good picture of one with the proper glasses and spoons. If you have any shot of even liking Absinthe at all, it must be prepared properly (unless you're a licorice whore).

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Old 01-25-2009, 09:13 AM   #13
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The whole Absinthe thing is pure marketing at this point. It's just another shitty tasting high proof alcohol. It will not make you high, see green fairies, or anything else, just drunk.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:42 AM   #14
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I drank absinthe in Spain. I think I'll just drink molten licorice.

But I'd like to try it again; good stuff this time. The Spanish stuff I bought at a grocery store. I'll look for some place in France or something, that has the "hallucinogen" ingredient. I don't expect to see things though.

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Could you explain the proper procedure? You drip water over a sugar cube? I thought there was more to it.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:46 AM   #15
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I drank absinthe in Spain. I think I'll just drink molten licorice.

But I'd like to try it again; good stuff this time. The Spanish stuff I bought at a grocery store. I'll look for some place in France or something, that has the "hallucinogen" ingredient. I don't expect to see things though.

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Could you explain the proper procedure? You drip water over a sugar cube? I thought there was more to it.
the whole hallucination thing was proven false. guess if you drink enough of anything...
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the whole hallucination thing was proven false. guess if you drink enough of anything...
Haha, oh well. I'd like to try some quality stuff anyway, prepared correctly.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:20 PM   #17
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Could you explain the proper procedure? You drip water over a sugar cube? I thought there was more to it.

1. Fill Absinthe spigot with Ice and wait 10 minutes
2. Put shot of Absinthe in glass
3. Put sugar cube in slotted absinthe spoon and put on top of glass
4. Center sugar cube on spoon under the spigot
5. Turn spigot on so one or so drops at time comes out
6. Wait until Absinthe glass is full

Important that the water comes out real slow

Enjoy.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:18 PM   #18
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Here is a useful website I use to use.

http://www.wormwoodsociety.org/

I used to buy the stuff a couple years ago it is aweswome just haven't been able to afford it lately plus my credit card company charges like $60.00 for overseas transactions. Clandstine La blue is my favorite.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:30 PM   #19
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the whole hallucination thing was proven false. guess if you drink enough of anything...
I never hallucinated off this stuff but it does effect your perception a little. I remeber drinking this with some friends while watching Richard Pryor stand up and we could see tracers from Pryor constanly moving back and forth, his face looked funny. I like to think this stuff makes you a philosopher and you do not get grougy and tired like you do after alcohol. Never tried it with a cigar but I bet its good.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:47 AM   #20
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Green Chartreuse will give something extra over just getting drunk. Just make sure not to carry any weapons and call the Police ahead of time!

Chartreuse is an excellent liquor for cigars.
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