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So, a #twitterpony told me the other night that absinthe tasted like licorice. This was the first I'd heard of it, so naturally i had to seek some out.

I've always been fairly dismissive of absinthe, it seemed a very posey sort of drink, and I'm not much for hard liquor anyway. But a drink that tastes like licorice? THAT I had to try.

Traditionally, absinthe is served by putting a shot into a glass, then dissolving a sugar cube in a spoon and mixing that in. I didn't have a sugar cube handy, but I did have some sugar packets, and did my best to get the mix right.

*sip*

*poink* O.o

That's ... some strong stuff. And yes, it tasted just like licorice, except licorice that burned a hole in your esophagus and went shooting out the bottom of your stomach while simultaneously causing the top of your head to explode.

I ended up not finishing the shot. Too much of a much, and I couldn't think of a good way to cut it short of just pouring in more water. But I can at least now say I've tried it, and I can see how, given the right mood, I'd be interested in trying again. But it's not something I'm going to be eager for soon.

-The Gneech

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stilghar
Oct. 26th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
Never tried absinthe - nobody I know drinks it, and it's just to ex$pendy for me to go pick up a bottle to give it a shot.

Besides, I tend to prefer sweeter drinks (dessert wines, ports, meads, lambic beers and coke-based mixes), and am not all that fond of the taste of licorice.

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