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Date: 07/15/08 09:45 PM

50 Responses to Pouring Absinthe Czech Style

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    ernestonio Male 13-17
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    July 15, 2008 at 9:35 pm
    Link: Pouring Absinthe Czech Style - Paul Nathan shows us how to pour a traditional Czech style absinthe.
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 15, 2008 at 9:37 pm
    Any European I-A-Ber want to send a bottle of this stuff over to I-A-B headquarters for a handsome reward?
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    Novem006 Female 18-29
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    July 15, 2008 at 9:52 pm
    yeah.. ok ABSINTHE IS ILLEGAL!!!

    but i still wanna try it XD

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    Crapsniper Male 13-17
    209 posts
    July 15, 2008 at 9:53 pm
    I don`t know what Absinthe is, but damn that looks friggin awsome!

    I`m only 14, but I`d give my left nut to drink that stuff!

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    Calibur15 Male 18-29
    229 posts
    July 15, 2008 at 9:57 pm
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    July 15, 2008 at 9:57 pm
    no, your wrong, its not illegal, they just have weird rituals about keeping it out. the goverment is quite strange and stupid.
    anyway, it doesn`t seem like adding that much water would make it taste very good, but i wanna try it
    is it true that marilyn manson was trying to make absinthe candy?
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    July 15, 2008 at 10:05 pm
    It`s legal in Canada. ^__^ We bought a bottle for one of our parties. After seeing a friend take a TINY shot (with water and sugar cube) and puking almost right away afterwards, I have been too afraid to try it. >_< There about half a bottle still sitting on the shelf. :P
    But are you really supposed to put in THAT much water? O___O Maybe that`s why she couldn`t take it...she`s not a lightweight by the way.
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    Dextrine Male 18-29
    483 posts
    July 15, 2008 at 10:11 pm
    I LOVE drinks that are intricate or rare to make. I think that is how you SHOULD drink. Not just drink some random crap to get drunk. Drinking should be an enjoyable experience that you can remember the next day.
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    July 15, 2008 at 10:13 pm
    windy, if you could, would you send me the bottle, pleeaaasseee?
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    Dailir Male 18-29
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    July 15, 2008 at 10:13 pm
    It was legal in Mexico when I went for our senior trip. It was expensive though, like $50 for a small bottle. Anyway we bought 2 and shared it between 3 of us. Absinthe is also known to cause hallucination and especially known to cause a fairy to appear. (Our bottle had a green fairy on the bottle). One of my friends begin to see a green halo in his peripheral vision. It tastes a lot like strong licorice. Good stuff but there are better things to drink in my book.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15784 posts
    July 15, 2008 at 10:15 pm
    Considering that every dead person who is vaguely related to me was a raging alcoholic or had some form of addictive substance issues, alcohol may not be the best thing for me.
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    krifle2 Female 30-39
    193 posts
    July 15, 2008 at 10:19 pm
    licorice? ugh
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
    1825 posts
    July 15, 2008 at 10:25 pm
    dailir, everything is legal in mexico

    and opie, i`m irish, and i`ve never been addicted to any substance, not cigarettes, not weed, not alchohol, not coke, nothing

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    xBooda Male 18-29
    73 posts
    July 15, 2008 at 10:38 pm
    kenny... i dont wanna sound mean... but you CANT get addicted to weed...
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    just17n8 Male 18-29
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    July 15, 2008 at 10:44 pm
    to dailir... that sounds like this little movie.. EUROTRIP ripoff.. but mexicanized

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    leesah Female 18-29
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    July 15, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    I could only remember Eurotrip and I was sad when he poured it and it didn`t glow neon green. ):
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    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    July 15, 2008 at 11:25 pm
    Its legal in the states now, think it was legalized just recently.

    Shame though, Stupid people thinking they can hallucinate will want it. The price will go down as well, so the middleclass people can drink it alongside wine coolers and Belgium Bud.

    its going to be the next fad since starbucks.

    I wave a sad goodbye to a once refined drink.

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    DorisDahmer Male 13-17
    86 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 12:20 am
    "is it true that marilyn manson was trying to make absinthe candy?"

    No, but he does have his own line of absinthe, called Mansinthe (*insert joke pertaining to Marilyn Manson`s semen here)wich I have heard is better than average, cheap, and going to be legal in the USA soon, because technically absinthe is now legal in the US, but it has to meet very very high standards. Oh, and fun fact: Mansinthe contains 66.6% alchohol.

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    doomncandy Female 18-29
    128 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 1:19 am
    I`ve never lit the sugar cube on fire before,might have to try that, seems faster...
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    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
    538 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 1:21 am
    I thought the only type of Absinthe that was illegal was the kind made with wormwood or something. Because it was the wormwood that caused the hallucinations. I might be wrong.
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 1:22 am
    Dear stupid fellow Americans, if you were old enough to drink alcohol you would know three years ago the ban on Absinthe in the states was lifted, and there are now over 12 American companies trying their hand at the liqour.
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    crystalis79 Female 18-29
    6 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 3:12 am
    For those looking for adventures, here`s another way to enjoy the green beverage. (p.s. I LOVE the site that this recipe is on. Great fun stuff)Absinthe Lollypops
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    velvet_girl Female 18-29
    53 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 4:33 am
    Man, you guys are lame especially your friend `the_windy` had he/she ever drank alcohol is his/her/its life before?! Absinthe is really really not that bad. I`ve drank half a bottle to myself, and while it did indeed get me pretty darn wankered, it`s hardly freakin liquidfied herion.

    I dunno about you silly states, but over here Absinthe is legal and it`s lovely. Marylin Mansons `Mansinthe` tastes like ass, and has been renowed by critics so taste like sewage. :)

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    CtrlAltDef Male 18-29
    8 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 5:14 am
    Yeah absinthe is awesome I had it in Majorca couple of years back when I was 16 (god bless their licensing laws), you can buy it in any supermarket in the UK but its capped at 50%. The real stuff is around 70-80%. The drink used to be a hallucinogenic aaaaages ago but it isn`t now, its just really really strong and makes you feel all warm inside.
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    waath1 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 5:36 am
    Absinthe is illegal if it contains the hallucinogenic substance known as "wormwood"

    In England, wormwood was never banned because it didn`t cause as many social problems towards the end of the great binge as it did elsewhere such as France.

    Eventually its makers were permitted to continue producing it without the substance but negativity towards the liquor is still fairly high due to its history.

    There are many liquors you can and should mix with that amount of water, one of which is Ouzo, which is mixed with iced water and also even whisky. NOT WhisEy, as much.

    P.s. He needs to learn that it`s not ok to dress like you`re at the Moulin Rouge if you have that strong an American accent.

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    gandhi172 Male 18-29
    2029 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 6:03 am
    Ouzo shouldn`t be mixed with water, in my opinion. Just drink a little of it. That would be better anyway, since you can have more time to enjoy the flavour, well, hopefully, if you`re drinking it slowly, which you should be. I just don`t like the idea of dilouting any drinks. Just have a smaller amount depending on the alcohol content.
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    gandhi172 Male 18-29
    2029 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 6:04 am
    Oh yeah, and BTW, alcohol is evil. :-)
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    raph Male 13-17
    230 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 6:12 am
    1:12 FTW!
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    NoWater Male 18-29
    80 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 6:40 am
    i brought back some absinthe from the czech republic and no amount of sugar or water makes it taste better or less like 77 proof alcohol
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 6:44 am
    I can remember my friends trying something that`s probably 10% alcohol (1/3 vodka with 2/3 light coke)

    We have a long way to get to 70%...

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    itsallfake Male 30-39
    476 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 7:03 am
    Absinthe update: I see a couple of people know it is not illegal in the US any longer. But the latest that hasn`t been mentioned is that recently several bottles of sealed absinthe were found from various times in history including the 1700s. Scientists tested the liquid inside the sealed bottle and found that the amount of wormwood in the liquor was miniscule, not really any more than they add in todays absinthe. What they did find was the astonishing amount of alcahol in the original absinthe. They measured it at nearly 200 proof, nearly 100% alcahol. When they discovered this, they immediately came to the unanimous conclusion that it was not the wormwood that causes halucinations like they originally thought, but the high alcahol content. Apparently once a human imbibes more than 65% aclahol they begin to halucinate. the higher the alcahol content, the more potent the halucinations... Might have to google search for that story...
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    tispayne Male 18-29
    105 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 7:40 am
    damn it`s good stuff. evaporates off your toungue as you drink it!!
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    thestringy Male 18-29
    483 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 8:06 am
    as my picture may suggest, i am a rather big fan of absinthe, and i have tried all sorts of different methods. this one is not one of my favorites as you get a rather odd flavour. i much prefere either drinking it neat(which is not something you want to underestimate, especially if you happen to be drinking 89% absinthe), or doing that same ritual without the fire (bavarian)
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 8:23 am
    Why do modern people drink Absinthe to begin with? Because of its reputation of decadence and romance from times past. Why did people from the olden days drink it? To get drunk and high at the same time. Take wormwood out of it and it`s just green Ouzo.

    itsallfake: About the 65% causing hallucinations, I really doubt that. I had a friend during high-school that went to a chemical engineer preparation course, and they had an industrial still on the school grounds. The stuff that came out of it was 100% alcohol until you opened the bottle.

    Needless to say, he brought some home with him, and served it at his next party. Straight up. One glass of the stuff to each of his friends including me, one glass of water to himself. It tasted like, well, alcohol, felt like it burned holes in my throat, and smashed me completely out of my head. No hallucinations though.

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    dang007 Male 30-39
    596 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 9:07 am
    To all the specific component in absinthe that causes hallucinations is thujone. There is a law that prohibits thujone from being sold. As a result absinthe sold in the USA has a very low concentration of this component typically less than 3 ppm. Bottles sold around the world vary in concentration from very low like the USA to values in the 200 ppm range. The law in the USA pertains to the sale of this component NOT the USE so you can import FOR PERSONAL USE the bottles you buy overseas. However, I would recommend that if a customs agent is not aware of this that you just surrender the bottle and not try and fight it. (Do you really want to have a disagreement with customs as you try to enter the US??)

    It should be noted that thujone comes from wormwood and several other plants.

    Regarding the amount of water added, absinthe is very flavorful and water acts as a diluent. The amount of water is up to the drinker.

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    OhMrsLovett Female 13-17
    38 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 9:59 am
    I couldn`t even pronounce the title...
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 10:35 am
    If you like Ricard or Pastis, you`ll like Absinth, it is the same drink after all, just a bit more potent.

    It`s good stuff, but does have a kick if you`re not used to it. Especially the tougher stuff.

    Mind you, the Czech have long brewed a drink that was called Absinthe but wasn`t, it`s only recently that the ban has been lifted.

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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 2:19 pm
    i thought absinthe is supposed to be green. thats looks like a milky white
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    motownc Male 30-39
    212 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 6:15 pm
    Tiredofnicks: `The stuff that came out of it was 100% alcohol until you opened the bottle`.

    Just getting in touch with my inner geek by pointing out that ethanol can only be purified to around 95.6% by distillation as it forms an azeotropic mixture. The best possible purification can achieve around 99% (absolute) ethanol but the process uses highly toxic and carcinogenic benzene which remains in the mixture thus rendering the product undrinkable (unless you label as Tequila).

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    Skyotic Female 18-29
    87 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    Mmm absinthe. <3
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    Joolin Male 18-29
    1003 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 9:13 pm
    Man.. What a dude. I wanna hang out with him sometime. Also I want to get a bottle of that stuff... and a sugar cube.
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    Drawstring Male 18-29
    90 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    Xbooda your an idiot, you can get addicted to weed, their is two types of addictions, mental and physical, and you can get both from weed, it just has no withdrawls from not smoking
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    Drawstring Male 18-29
    90 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 9:31 pm
    And i dont care if it is legal or not or how much is legal, i just want some...?
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    July 17, 2008 at 7:25 am
    motownc: For all I know it might have been, at a later date when we opened a fresh bottle it steamed for a while, my friend explained that was the alcohol "balancing out", evaporating while sucking moisture from the air to reach said 95.6%.
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    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    July 17, 2008 at 8:39 am
    The amount of Thujone (what`s said to cause hallucinations in absinthe) is waaaay too low for the hallucinations to actually appear. This is true for both contemporary Absinthe and what was drank before the ban.
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    ydoom Male 18-29
    107 posts
    July 17, 2008 at 2:52 pm
    I love absinthe :) And just recently they legalized it here in Poland.

    However, you must be careful - it can give an epic hangover if you overdose (due to contained herbs)

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    joofro Male 18-29
    548 posts
    July 17, 2008 at 4:47 pm
    my cousin bought some czech absinthe on Santorini
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    redisdead Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 4:55 pm
    Jinxiejae - Absinthe is green when you pour it out the bottle, it goes milky white when you pour water in same with Pastis (yum) or Ricard etc.

    God Absinthe is brilliant, you can generally get it at your local offie if you look carefully. Be careful not to go too cheap though, my mate brought a bottle that was half price to a party and all 10 people who drank some were throwing up the rest of the night.

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    Nubelisk Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    yeh in europe there`s black absinthe , well atleast in portugal.. its 85% its almost pure alcohol lol.. and i can tell you that it`s really, really strong =x i almost couldnt feel my lips after drinking it..
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    mikeyisred Female 13-17
    161 posts
    July 17, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    licoricy? anise? sounds like araq. i suppose it doesn`t taste as gross as araq is said to....

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