ab·sinthe also ab·sinth n.
1. A perennial aromatic European herb (Artemisia absinthium), naturalized in eastern North America and having pinnatifid, silvery silky leaves and numerous nodding flower heads. Also called common wormwood.
2. A green liqueur having a bitter anise or licorice flavor and a high alcohol content, prepared from absinthe and other herbs, and now prohibited in many countries because of its toxicity.
[Middle English, wormwood, from Old French, from Latin absinthium, from Greek apsinthion.]
And here now; a list of websites, some of which can tell you, in minute detail, the best way (NOT) to cock a loaded gun and put it in your mouth ...
August Strindberg & Helium: Absinthe & Women
An hysterical animation.
La Fee Verte
"Please be wary of elixirs, tinctures, the flaming Czech fire ritual and absinthe sold on ebay. DO NOT BUY ABSINTHE RECIPES OFF OF EBAY."
Zoomgraphics Absinthe Page
Includes the "Absinthe Timeline" and "Famous Absinthe Drinkers."
Absinthe - the Spirit of Oblivion
A compendium of knowledge on how (NOT) to make your own absinthe.
Absinthe -The Green Fairy
"Disclaimer: The following is for informational purposes only. Some of the substances mentioned here can be toxic and may result in injury and very nasty hangovers."
Yes. Death is a very nasty hangover.
The Absinthe Literary Review
This is just a precious, atry readers' website with name "absinthe" in it.
About Absinthe in New Orleans
An email from the wise:
"Listen, I heard you was the explosivs guru, byut i have this problem with this drink people used to make int the 1700s from all kinds of natural stuff they found in there gardins and stuff. Its calld abs inthe . Its made from the boiled up wormwood plant and I have to try it. Would you mind telling me how to boil up wormwood to get the good stuf out of it.?
"Theres this guy who does a page about drugs and food and stuff and he's like a total addct. maybe if you dont know how already you couldc go read his instructions on yhow to make it. I';; thry to print the www stuff at the bottom of the page so you can chek it out. and this guys "mail to cris tagart" is on his page. He wont talk to me because he got in troble for poisoning this guy and he dosnt help anyone anymore with making the stuff.
"But if you go over his web page you could figur out anything you dont alredy know. Let me know if you chage a fee for this stuff k? Thank you so so much and reply asap rsvp k?"