Some of you probably caught the news Friday that two brands, Lucid and Kubler, have begun selling absinthe in the United States following approval by the federal government in May.
While the LA Times sees the newly free-flowing nature of the spirit as a triumph of marketing and little else, many will be glad to hear that the mystical “green fairy,” a favorite of such insane geniuses as Vincent Van Gough, Oscar Wiled, Ernest Hemingway and others, has made her way back to U.S. soil.
There’s a special ritual to drinking Absinthe that makes the allure that much stronger. Check out a well-narrated example here:
Bottled Madness [Examiner]
After the jump: A bunch of idiots demonstrating what NOT to do!