So I went to the liquer store the other day to get some Scotch and Gin for my Grandfather and Kate visiting, and I noticed they had Absinthe for sale! A brand called Lucid
. It was a set with two glasses and an absinthe spoon.
The teller warned me to be careful drinking it. I thought it was because of the supposedly mildly psychedelic nature of absinthe. It wasn't until I took my first drink and it burned the whole way down that I knew what he meant. 124 proof? I was expecting about 80 proof. That might be strong enough to fire breath with.
Anyway, it tastes awful even with sugar. It is an extremely bitter very strong black liquorish flavor. Like Ouzo, but not as sweet. The buzz was pleasant though. Similiar to a jagger drunk. You are obviously tipsy, but very focused.
I would like to try it with this fruit, to see if it might make the taste bearable.... http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/dining/28flavor.html