Absinthe [was: Re: question about Apicius recipe]
- --- In Apicius@yahoogroups.com, Lilinah <lilinah@...> wrote:
> Have you been drinking home-made absinthe? Many of my Goth friendsWhich is why you shouldn't make your own... it can kill you.
> make their own, and in their desire to hit that supposed
> hallucinogenic point, they use WAY too much wormwood.
> Many of the anise liqueurs in France are based on absinthe withoutIt was actually considered to be taboo and socially uncouth to drink
> the wormwood. They are very sweet, and i get the impression that a
> tad over 100 years ago when absinthe was a popular beverage, it was
> meant to be drunk sweet, hence the special absinthe spoon and the
> additional sugar.
it straight, kind of like any other alcoholic beverage. And due to
the bitter taste, it was usually sweetened. and also diluted with
water to create a nice luche.
> I confess that i have not drunk any of the current commercially madeThere are studies that have been done that show that the historical
> European absinthes for comparison. I should ask my Goth friends
> who've visited Prague...
recipes are actually not much stronger than what the modern EU laws
allow for the regulation amounts of Thujone in the liquor.
- --- In Apicius@yahoogroups.com, "apollosfriend" <JimKollens@...> wrote:
> Sorry, Jennifer, if I am at fault for any confusion. Absinthe is anTo put it on the record for legality in the U.S.: Absinthe is not sold
> alcoholic beverage made from wormwood. It is currently illegal in the
> United States and some other countries. It tastes quite similar to
> Herbsaint or Ouzo. The general feeling about absinthe is that the
> blame on wormwood was unjustified, but that it's extremely high
> alcohol content was responsible for vast numbers of alcoholics in the
> 1900's. However, very high doses of wormwood are poisonous and will,
> indeed, cause hallucinations, but not in the amounts found in a bottle
> of absinthe.
in the United States because the FDA does not allow the sales of
spirited beverages that contain the chemical compound thujone.
However, it is not a controlled substance, you can possess and
consume. There are a number of companies the UK, France, and
especially Germany, which process the financial transaction on your
behalf and then ship it to you, thereby bypassing the purchasing
restriction in the U.S.
- --- In Apicius@yahoogroups.com, Correus <correus@...> wrote:
>made and sold in the US again? Evidently they (liquor distillers)
> Hey - have you all heard that REAL Absinthe may be allowed to be
have figured out how to remove the harmful chemical.
>There are actually already some varieties available for purchase in
> Just thought you might want to know.
Here are links to a couple-
Most of the reading that I've done in the last couple months put
'Lucid' as about the only brand "readily available" even though there
are 2-3 different ones.
Remember the Roman that camps withme(the one that made
the fullsized ballista)?
He has made several real batches of the bitter stuff.
Next event he will probably have some with him.
--- Oct'avian Silvermoon
> --- In Apicius@yahoogroups.com, CorreusTiberious Flavius Poulos,Centurio,LEGIIAVG
> <correus@...> wrote:
> > Hey - have you all heard that REAL Absinthe may be
> allowed to be
> made and sold in the US again? Evidently they
> (liquor distillers)
> have figured out how to remove the harmful chemical.
> > Just thought you might want to know.
> There are actually already some varieties available
> for purchase in
> the U.S...
> Here are links to a couple-
> Most of the reading that I've done in the last
> couple months put
> 'Lucid' as about the only brand "readily available"
> even though there
> are 2-3 different ones.
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- --- In Apicius@yahoogroups.com, paul martinis <absalonmcoland@...> wrote:
>Sweet :) I brought out a French bottle at Tim's wake at Blackethorne,
> Remember the Roman that camps withme(the one that made
> the fullsized ballista)?
> He has made several real batches of the bitter stuff.
> Next event he will probably have some with him.
La Muse Verte's "Spiritueux Aux Plantes D'Absinthe"