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    Absinthe

    Makes the heart grow fonder.

    I usually buy Absinthe 1 or 2 times a year. It takes me that long to drink it. Supposedly the wormwood is "hallucinogenic".

    Naturally I put this to the test. I bought some wormwood at a booze-making store in Roswell. Then I put an ounce of it into a mason jar and poured in enough grande absente to be about 2 inches above the wormwood.

    Then I forgot about it for over a year, because, pot.

    When I happened upon the jar again the liquid was solid black. So I strained it and decided to try an eyedropper full. It tasted like asphalt after a turpentine spill. I mixed the usual ice water and sugar recipe and the color was not fairy green. It was like a glass of shit.

    I managed to choke it down and I did indeed experience something weird. It wasn't the kind of universe implosion one can get from salvia or really good acid, but it was there. Perhaps I'd put it on par with MDMA, only with a revolting flavor and only about 20 minutes of peak experience.

    Something else to consider though is that absinthe is often well over 100 proof. Any liquor that high will make you see shit!
    Last edited by WritersPanic; 12-12-2020, 10:11 PM.

    #2
    I've had a few nights where I've drank quite a bit of the stuff with the regulated levels of wormwood that is present in the US brands, which I believe is lower than the European brands.

    My comparison was cocaethylene or mixing coke with booze, there is definitely a lucidity there that's not like the typical drunkeness, especially with that ABV. I guess there was a slight glow to the experience that could be comparable to half a hit of MDMA but it didn't feel like rolling balls.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Audiogen View Post
      I've had a few nights where I've drank quite a bit of the stuff with the regulated levels of wormwood that is present in the US brands, which I believe is lower than the European brands.

      My comparison was cocaethylene or mixing coke with booze, there is definitely a lucidity there that's not like the typical drunkeness, especially with that ABV. I guess there was a slight glow to the experience that could be comparable to half a hit of MDMA but it didn't feel like rolling balls.
      Exactly, it's such a mild hallucinogen that it's barely worth the effort if that is the aim. I almost think it would hit the mark if you were already tripping on something else. But by itself, it's only on the edges while most of it is just another 100+ proof buzz.

      I still have the mason jar, years later. It has about 250ml of acrid black liquid inside. I figure to save it for a bullet wound or the like.

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      • WritersPanic
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        Update: The solution in the mason jar is transparent enough to see through clearly, in brown. Which means a lot of shit finally fell out of suspension. But I'm still scared to try it. For the moment.

      #4
      i had a roommate at one point who thought he was a chemist, and he made some sort of wormwood liquor once. he was also a huge pillhead though and he passed around so much shit that night i couldn't tell you if the "absinthe" had any effect or not. the next morning i got up for work and started walking toward the bathroom, then when i got to the bathroom door i realized i still didn't really have control of my body and i just kind of fell the next 15 feet and ended up ass first in the kitchen wastebasket. still made it to work though.

      i've never even seen legitimate absinthe.

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        #5
        Originally posted by WritersPanic View Post

        Exactly, it's such a mild hallucinogen that it's barely worth the effort if that is the aim. I almost think it would hit the mark if you were already tripping on something else. But by itself, it's only on the edges while most of it is just another 100+ proof buzz.
        I've mixed it with other booze, never occurred to me to try it with psychedelics. I have tried drinking with MDMA and on the latter half of an LSD trip both of which I regretted. The former because I felt misreable the following morning and the latter because I barely remembered the trip.

        I generally abstain from alcohol if I'm tripping.
        Last edited by Audiogen; 10-09-2020, 04:37 PM.

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          #6
          I discovered something odd. I have been making lighter absinthe drinks using a bigger glass and splenda with the ice water. I only use about 1/2 ounce of Absinthe.

          This evening I did the same thing, a slight pour of absinthe, but, this time I followed it with diet ginger ale and ice. It's cloudy, kinda like grapefruit juice in color. But the weirdest part, it tastes like vanilla.

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            #7
            I ordered some from Czech Republic many years ago. Something like 150-ish proof and around 45 mg/l of Thujone.
            Green. And hella strong taste... the time I gave it a full-blown test, I mixed in a kitchen glass, approx. 2 shots Absinthe and topped the glass off w/Triple Sec.
            basically, to tame the taste. Was having a party that night, me and a friend were drinking beer while everyone was there.

            It was a friday night so it started late and ended early. I'd had 5 beers @ the time everyone else was leaving. So after that I asked my bud if he wanted to give the Absinthe a "field test"...

            So, I mixed a glass a piece for us. Still had music playing out in the garage, he was having trouble w/the taste. He managed to choke down a glass.
            Meanwhile, I pounded three of them. I wanted to see what this shit was capable of lol!

            we're buzzing good, he offers a drive into town for Burgers. Was buzzing a strong alcohol buzz... I was a heavy drinker @ that time. By the time we got back, I was fucked up... We went to his place for a while, then I came home. I was so trashed I had trouble talking. I had to talk very slowly in order to make reasonable convo- my gal was quite entertained 🤣 ... Worst thing was after going to bed. I woke up after a while, was hearing my wife holler at me. So I got up, went to the doorway and asked what she wanted... she was asleep on the couch...I was hearing shit.

            And then I passed out. Face first on the kitchen floor. Was basically hungover, without much of a headache, for most of the weekend.

            I don't recommend this to anyone. Yeah it was real, but I would never do that again. 🤕☠🧚‍♂️ Yes I saw "the fairy". Beautiful, but was a short vision.
            Not worth it.

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              #8
              Originally posted by Undies View Post
              i had a roommate at one point who thought he was a chemist, and he made some sort of wormwood liquor once. he was also a huge pillhead though and he passed around so much shit that night i couldn't tell you if the "absinthe" had any effect or not. the next morning i got up for work and started walking toward the bathroom, then when i got to the bathroom door i realized i still didn't really have control of my body and i just kind of fell the next 15 feet and ended up ass first in the kitchen wastebasket. still made it to work though.

              i've never even seen legitimate absinthe.
              Sounds like ether:



              I've had Absinthe years ago at Vesuvios in North Beach SF. In a weird counter culture way it was a great place to do it. In a 50+ year old counter culture hang out with pictures of Keruac and Ginsberg on the walls across the alley from City Lights books. Didn't get shit off it besides adding to the buzz I already had. But had fun otherwise. It had a licorice taste which for me leaves something to be desired. Probably it had something to do with just being watered down on the rocks without doing the actual "Ritual" with the caramelised sugar cube and warm water not that there's anything mystical about the ritual just the chemical reactions.

              C/S,
              Rev J

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              • Dr. Doom
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                Yes, the taste right out of the bottle is f'n horrible!
                I don't like licorice

              #9
              Originally posted by Rev J View Post

              Sounds like ether:
              yeah, except that only lasts a few minutes. i was falling around after several hours of sleep (don't ask me how many, i have no clue when i went to sleep that night).

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                #10
                I like it ! anyone tried Cannabis Absinthe ?

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                  #11
                  The working ingredient in absinthe is alcohol. I would think there are better alcoholic beverages to indulge in.

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                    #12
                    I've had a couple bottles before. I don't get the appeal. It's quite gross. Didn't make me feel anything interesting and tasted gross
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                    Sticking with my whiskeys.

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