Whilst loading up for my annual epic convention party – Pancho’s Crosstime Cantina – at the local liquor store, I came across a sample-sized bottle of Absente.
Naturally, dear reader, you already know that Absente isn’t actually absinthe – for how can absinthe be absinthe without grande wormwood? But my curiosity bump was itching, as I’ve encountered quite a few folks who, lacking access to the real stuff (here in the States, it’s quite difficult to obtain, Lucid notwithstanding) have tried it and think it’s close-enough to their conception of the real thing.
What the hell, it was a six dollar sample. It wasn’t like I plunked down for a full 750ML of it, or something. Continue reading