Hmmm…This is making me rethink about what beverage I’m bringing to the family’s holiday dinner. Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder?
“Green is the new black. That would be the pearly green of absinthe, the legendary liquor said to have made Vincent Van Gogh decide that cutting off his ear was an idea whose time had come. Ernest Hemingway called it “liquid alchemy,” Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec allegedly carried a supply in a hollow cane and French poet Paul Verlaine cursed it as his ruin. On Friday, for the first time since 1912, U.S.-made absinthe was sold with hopes that it will become the cult drink of the season. Hundreds dodged work, stood in a long, madness-inducing line and forked over $75 for a bottle of absinthe at St. George Spirits, a boutique firm that is launching a campaign to market the liquor.”
(via The Chicago Tribune)