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Absinthe .. How to drink ?

Absinthe is a formerly banned spirit drink that is made with Artemisia absinthium (wormwood) and other herbs. It is also known as la fée verte (the green fairy). During the 19th century absinthe became a very popular drink in central Europe, although it was eventually banned. After being illegal for many years, true absinthe is once again legal in many countries. And like any great spirit, there are many drinking rituals surrounding it. Try one, try all — just don’t start seeing green.

Absinthe originated in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland in the late 18th century. It rose to great popularity as an alcoholic drink in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, particularly among Parisian artists and writers. thOwing in part to its association with bohemian culture, the consumption of absinthe was opposed by social conservatives and prohibitionists.

Ernest Hemingway, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,Amedeo Modigliani, Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Aleister Crowley, Erik Satie and Alfred Jarry were all known absinthe drinkers.

My Experience:

I have had the chance to try some over the weekend and the best way I can explain it is like a mystical wine. It enhances lights .. when I looked at lights they had a more trail like appearance. My whole body was warm as liquor but I was not unbalanced as most liquor tends to make you feel.  THE TASTE … horrible  lol … really is bad, Im not a fan of licorice  either so Im sure that did not help. I will try more to give a more detailed experience later on.  I felt a bit more focused on it almost like I had no room to focus on anything other than what I ‘really’ paid attention to, or not easily distracted to a degree.


6 ways to drink Absinthe … Wiki How  

Why does alcohol work?

When you drink alcohol, roughly 20% is absorbed straight from your stomach into your bloodstream. The other 80% is taken up from your small intestine. This explains why eating before you drink can slow down the effects of alcohol, if your tummy is full of food, it’s harder for the alcohol to end up by the stomach walls, where it can be absorbed. It’s also why drinking on an empty stomach can have such a speedy effect, 20% of the alcohol gets STRAIGHT into your bloodstream, and straight to work.

And how DOES it work? Well, in short it tries to sloooooow your brain down. Nerve cells in your brain, and indeed in your arms and legs and everywhere else you’ve got nerves, pass messages along themselves via action potentials. However, action potentials can’t simply leap from one nerve cell to another, when they reach the end of a nerve cell they need a go-between. These go-betweens, these molecular messengers, are neurotransmitters.  When an action potential arrives at the end of the nerve, the synapse, this triggers a flood of neurotransmitter molecules to be released, like a hoard of tiny very very efficient postmen, delivering messages to the nearby nerve cells. 

When alcohol is in your brain, it sneakily PRETENDS to be a postman; it binds to the receptors that usually receive messages from neurotransmitters. Broadly speaking, if it binds to a receptor that usually receives exciting messages and gets motivated and gets things done, then it inhibits it; it blocks the getting-things-done messages. If it binds to a receptor that usually slows things down, however, it simply encourages it to slow things down even further. Alcohol just wants your brain to live life at a slower pace.

Read The Full Article  here How Alcohol Effects Work