Absinthe is a pretty cool drink. When I was in Europe, we consulted the web for where you could get it. Not the fake stuff that was just Scope mixed with homemade grain alcohol, but the real deal absinthe. So I walk out of the bad Picasso museum in Barcelona and bump into one of my best friends from college who also happened to be studying abroad in England but visiting Spain. Unplanned, sheer coincidence. Serendipity. We did the bro-hug, and his first full sentence was "We need to drink absinthe." We found it at some bar named Mudanzas (sic?). We did absinthe two nights. Only really needed one drink to take you on a flight. Below are posters for absinthe separated by twenty years.
Here's my take on it from over a decade ago, "Absinthe made me feel warm, light, unfocused. Not drunk but more like stoned. I couldn’t concentrate hard, but once I started thinking, I couldn’t stop. I was a lazer."
|1896 ad for the drink|
|Swiss 1910 political poster|
|French 1915 political poster|