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a strong alcoholic drink usually green. illegal in america. can numb the mouth, and is advised to be the only drink of the evening when drinking

MAN, Weck!! You had absinthe after what amounted to four shots of brandy and followed it by two shots of jagermeister on your last night in Berlin!
by WECK January 05, 2006
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Known as Absinthe, Absinth, Green Fairy, Emerald wine
1) 70% alcohol drink with an active ingredient that makes absinthe so unique called Thujon.
2) hardcore trip shit
Usually drank according to an old ritual: a sugar cube is dipped in absinthe and then placed on a special spoon. The sugar is then lit on fire. Sugar drips into the drink through holes in the spoon. Cold water is then added and the drink is ready to drink. Also drinkable in shooter (strongest absinth ever is 90% and the weakest is 55% i think)
by Filthy Ninja December 14, 2005
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green alcohol drink. Good stuff is halucenogenic. Bad stuff just gets you drunk as hell. Either way it's worth it. Tastes horrendous. Tastes good with a bit of chocolate candy. Reccomend drinking it with a sugar cube. If your gonna have an international plane flight the next day. I reccomend stopping some where short of puking drunk if you can manage it. Because if you don't puke the hangover is pretty manageable.
Friend of mine sees cat on street during walk home. Starts chasing it and shout "you are my destiny!"
by ch123123123 August 21, 2005
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A green hallucinogenic liquid illegal in the US but easily smuggled from Paris.
Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.
by Jennifer Callan May 09, 2005
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"Absinthe, the drink that makes you want to kill yourself instantly".
by Uncle Jez January 06, 2010
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Referred to as "the green fairy" due to it's green coloring. Used by many famous authors and artists including Hemingway, Wilde, and Picasso. Causes hallucination and severe drunkenness. Traditionally taken with a cube of sugar and an absinthe spoon but you should drink it any way you can get it down. Very strong.
Wow that shot of absinthe tasted horrible but it's totally worth it! Whooooaaa! :falls down stairs:
Source: Allie, Mar 28, 2005
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4. absinthe
Absinthe is a herbal spirit, typically of green colour, and it contains the active agents of a herb called wormwood or vermouth (artemisia absinthium).

In a newspaper ad of 1769 the two Henriod sisters from Neuchatel, Switzerland, advertised their remedy "Bon Extrait d'Absinthe" which consisted of alcohol, wormwood, aniseed, lemon balm and other herbs. This formula was later distributed by a certain Dr. Ordinaire – and the success story of the "Green Fairy" was born. Around the year 1800 the formula was sold to Mr. H. L. Pernod of Pontarlier, France, where a minor production line was started and helped Pernod to gain a fame that lasted until our present time.

During the Algier War in the 19th century France made use of the inciting effects of Absinthe and provided the Soldiers with regular rations of the liquor. The veterans who had survived this war soon pushed the production output from 400 liters daily (appr. 90 gallons) to more than 20.000 liters (appr. 5.000 gallons) a day and more. Absinthe distilleries started to spread all over France like mushrooms.

However, artists and intellectuals of those times were the ones especially devoted to Absinthe. Many great works of contemporary art owe their existence to the inspiring effects of the spirit. Great names like Baudelaire, Manet, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Oscar Wilde, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, van Gogh, Gauguin and Picasso are found among these early adepts of Absinthe.

For different reasons around 1910 the total turnover of Absinthe distribution had reached immeasurable peaks. Many distilleries made use of low-grade alcohol which in some not too rare cases caused blindness among the consumers. These irresponsible dealings with the drink finally resulted in the prohibition of Absinthe in (almost) all countries of Europe by the year 1920.

Since in 1981 (and again in 1998) the European Community has returned to legalizing the production and distribution of Absinthe, the cult around this drink has experienced a true revival. Starting from London, Absinthe is about to conquer the club & party scene and leaves them all plunging back into the euphory of the 19th century. This drink really makes you go crazy.
Absinthe is a great drink
by LilJOnwhattt: July 15, 2005
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A green or blue or any shade inbetween drink that causes severe cancer of the foot and distal joints of the hands.

Definitely recommended.
Barry Sanders : WHOA! This asbestos is the shit!

Me : Excuse me Mr. Sanders, that happens to be fine Mexican made absinthe, not asbestos.

Barry Sanders : OH SNAP SON! SNAP!

Me : <gunshot> Shut up. Smell my cancer-laden feet. SMELL THEM!! AHHAAHHA
by Dr. Michael P Tyson III June 25, 2010
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