Posted by Tim (London) from 18.104.22.168 on June 09, 2000 at 12:34:12:
In Reply to: Re: Isn't that stuff really poisonous? posted by Anejo Joe on June 05, 2000 at 22:41:35:
: Mixed opinions on that. However there are those, who I tend to believe, who say cotinued heavy use destroys the "little gray cells". There is modern Pernod, without the wormwood, which has a high alcohol content, and was prooduced from 1915 on, when the French government outlawed the original Pernod absinth. It could be that Belloq had some of that. It has quite a kick, and without the bitter taste. You just have to like licorace.
Absinth is totally legal in the UK and is available in many bars and pubs. It's usually the Czech stuff, but you can sometimes find the Swiss version. It has a very high alcohol content to stop you OD'ing on the wormwood. You should pass out before it became harmful. I've tried it myself, well I finished half a litre of the stuff, but not in a night obviously...!
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