“Cute but dangerous little gummy bears made with Lucid Absinthe. Probably around 10-15% alcohol.”
“Am I half empty or half full?” – Lucid Absinthe bottle
Will anyone out there please take me home?
“The best way to know life is to love many things”
― Vincent van Gogh, absinthe drinker
“What is done in love is done well.”
― Vincent van Gogh, absinthe drinker
In case you missed it on Monday… beat the heat with the Absinthe Blueberry Cocktail. Recipe at http://www.nj.com/entertainment/dining/index.ssf/2013/06/blueberry_cocktail.html
Thank you to all our amazing fans who entered the contest- you are all bad ass and we have a surprise in store for you!
The winners were chosen randomly using random.org
(In descending order- 1st- Lady A, 2nd- Ralph S, 3rd- Melissa G- you will be receiving an email from us)
We also received many creative Art entries and loved them so much we decided to give a tee-shirt/hat to 2 of our favorites:
She kissed me softly, and the numbness set in. She tasted of licorice, and was cold to my skin. We danced slowly at first, getting to know one another. She was familiar but different, and unlike any other. I knew I couldn’t leave her, she grabbed a hold of my heart. From this day forward, we would never be apart. It was my first time, I held on just barely. I fell in love with her that night, my beautiful Green Fairy.
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Fall is here once again and this weeks drink combines the wonderful Autumn flavors of apple and cranberry, Spiked with warming absinthe and the zing of ginger, this one will warm you insider and out
Combine the Lucid, apple cider, cranberry juice, ginger ale and Chambord with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an apple
‘The secret charm of my existence; green as the moon’s light on a forest pool it
glimmers in my glass; eagerly I quaff it, and, as I drink, I dream.’
– Marie Corelli (1855-1924), “Wormwood: A Drama of Paris”
Absinthe inspired many artists and was the muse for poems, plays, short stories, and novels in the 19th century. The
most influential and popular of these was Marie Corelli’s novel “Wormwood”, a lurid Victorian
melodrama that was enormously popular both in the UK, and in the US.
A newly released modern edition of the book can be purchased here.
What inspires you?
The biggest lie ever told about absinthe is ‘absinthism.’ Absinthism is a made-up medical condition used in the late 1800s to blame absinthe for lots of side effects it did not actually cause. This fake medical condition was made up by Dr. Valentin Magnan, head doctor at Sainte-Anne Asylum in Paris in the 1860s.
Among Dr. Magnan’s lies were that absinthe caused physical deformities and mental retardation. Lies like these scared lots of people, because they believed Dr. Magnan. Here is an old photo of a boy whose deformity was blamed on absinthe.
In late 1800s France, as more and more people started believing the lies of ‘absinthism’, they complained to the government. Finally, many governments banned absinthe for ~100 years. ‘Absinthism’ made absinthe seem really harmful, an incorrect perception that sadly persists to this day!
Here is a link to a great and scientifically valid article that prove absinthe was always safe — even in the 1800s!!!