Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Absinth


I've never had Absinth but I've always been a bit curious about it. My first recollection of hearing about it was from the W.C. Fields movie 'The Bank Dick'. The movie features an exchange that goes like this:



Man at bar: What can you give me for some shattered nerves, the inside meemies, the jitters...

Mr Sousse : Joe, if the gentleman has some butterflies in his stomach I suggest a dash of rover in it.

Man: Rover?

Mr Sousse: Dog...Absinth...It's very good for the nerves...

(Man then proceeds to down a large glass much to the amazement of Mr Sousse (W.C.) and Joe the bartender (Shemp Howard))

Absinth hasn't been sold in the U.S. for a long time, for a variety of reasons, but It appears you can order it from over seas. Anyone have any experience with it, either pro or con?
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