Absente in Richmond

absente-btl2.JPGI’m chilling in Richmond, VA at the Mars Bar with me pal Carlton. We just had some of this stuff which is kind of psuedo-Absinthe. It really doesn’t have wormwood cause that’s been banned in the good ol’ can’t-have-too-much-fun USA since 1915. Instead it has something called Southern Wormwood, a less bitter “cousin” of the original trippy shit. They call it Absinthe Refined, which is marketing speak for “the look, the color and maybe the taste but not the real shit” absinthe. Still, the idea of the Absinthe meme being injected into a Virginia bar with wifi, billiards and 80’s music is pretty satisfying right now.

  • Yes…the Absinthe has put a little buzz on my ass, but I can still type! So glad to have ya here Eddie, even though it is only one night a year! My life is kinda crappy right now, so you are truly a bright star in the dark clouds!

    carlton

  • Heh. If you were sitting in Richmond, BC, you could be drinking real absinthe: http://www.bcliquorstores.com/en/products/587204. A bit pricey, but very tasty.

    I’m not aware of any WiFi bars that serve it around here, though. 🙂

  • I have a line on some real absynthe in the East Bay. This woman makes it herself from wormwood, annise and Everclear. You really need to burn off some of the alcohol and dilute with water, but it definitely does the job.

  • Yes…the Absinthe has put a little buzz on my ass, but I can still type! So glad to have ya here Eddie, even though it is only one night a year! My life is kinda crappy right now, so you are truly a bright star in the dark clouds!

    carlton

  • Heh. If you were sitting in Richmond, BC, you could be drinking real absinthe: http://www.bcliquorstores.com/en/products/587204. A bit pricey, but very tasty.

    I’m not aware of any WiFi bars that serve it around here, though. 🙂

  • I have a line on some real absynthe in the East Bay. This woman makes it herself from wormwood, annise and Everclear. You really need to burn off some of the alcohol and dilute with water, but it definitely does the job.

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