Green fairy available in D.C.

Now that absinthe is legal nationwide (as of Dec. 21), distribution in D.C. has begun. My friend Joe at Ace Beverage in NW says his store now sells Lucid for $69.99. He mentioned that if you tell him that William F. Yurasko sent you he’ll see about working up a 10% discount.


Absinthe has quite a reputation, but if you are expecting to see music and hear colors, you’ll be disappointed. At least, I didn’t when I tried some in San Francisco last month. I was impatient and went where it was already legal, beating the national legalization by six days.

5 Comments so far

  1. Jenn L (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 11:24 am

    Yes yes yes!! Hurrah!!

  2. IntangibleArts (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

    All the goofy hype aside, absinthe is an outstanding and delicious beverage. Dilute it properly and please, dear god, no flaming tricks… to quote the Wormwood Society:

    Friends don’t let friends burn absinthe.

    Haven’t tried the new american stuff yet. Curious to see how it compares with the Swiss/German specimens. One review said Lucid’s recipe was concocted with the "American palette" in mind. … and that doesn’t bode well at all. Reviews welcome!

  3. poo poo (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 1:09 pm

    perhaps the stuff WYF had was low on thujone (the active ingredient in absinthe). to see the different ratings of different brands of absinthe, look here:

  4. Lee (unregistered) on January 11th, 2008 @ 6:40 am

    I brought some "Van Gogh" brand of Absinthe from the Czech republic a couple of years ago. The bottle had a lot of herbal sediment floating inside, which I had to strain out. It didn’t turn green when I poured it through sugar. However, I did get pretty high after a small drink of it. The experience was halfway between smoking week and being slightly drunk – definitely in a happy way. If you had sat me in front of a painting I could have stared at it for hours.

  5. Don (unregistered) on January 11th, 2008 @ 10:33 am

    I’m sorry, but I am simply never going to be able to even hear the word "absinthe" without thinking of the Tucker Max Absinthe & Donuts story.

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