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#1 A Medicine for Misery

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:12 AM

Ah, sweet Saturday. It is 9:09 am in Denver and there's a light dust of snow over the ground that will certainly melt as the sun moves through the sky. I've had my breakfast and coffee: it's time for a Doubs Mystique or perhaps even a Duplais Brevans. I've never had absinthe in the morning before so I thought it appropriate to log on and raise my glass in a toast. Sante, and good morning. :cheers:

#2 Absomphe

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:24 AM

The spectre of Kurt Vonnegut and I salute you, and your breakfast of Champions!

One of us may even join you. :devil:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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#3 Bob Tessier

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:28 AM

All of a sudden, Cheerios don't seem to do it .....
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:29 AM

I love the smell of absinthe in the morning ...
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:49 AM

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#6 A Medicine for Misery

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:06 AM

Oh, and I almost forgot: Argonaut Liquors (located on scenic Colfax ave) has a rating tag underneath their bottles of Lucid that reads "As Rated by the Wormood Society!" It's too bad their selection sucks: they don't even carry Leopold Bros, which is made right here in Denver...

Edited by A Medicine for Misery, 21 February 2009 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:06 AM

When Life seems grey and dark the dawn
And you are through,
There is, they say, on such a morn
One thing to do:
Rise up and ring, a bell-boy call
To you straight-way,
And bid him bring a cold and tall
Absinthe frappé!

It will free you first from the burning thirst
That is born of a night of the bowl,
Like a sun 'twill rise through the inky skies
That so heavily hang o'er your soul.
At the first cool sip on your fevered lip
You determine to live through the day,
Life's again worthwhile as with a dawning smile
You imbibe your absinthe frappé.

The deed is done so waste no woe
O'er yestere'en.
Nor swear to shun a year or so
The festive scene.
Remorse will pass, despair will fade
With speed away,
Before a glass of rightly-made
Absinthe frappé!

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#8 Larspeart

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:11 AM

Damnit. Now an eye-opener sounds really good.

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#9 OMG_Bill

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:18 AM

Saturday and Sunday mornings are started by checking in here and having a cup of hot tea with a nice splash of absinthe. It's a little thing I picked up in Montana. Cheers!
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#10 Larspeart

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:21 AM

Eh... don't shot me all, but I went with a Pimm's Cup instead.

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#11 Absinthe Ben

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:12 PM

I thought it appropriate to log on and raise my glass in a toast. Sante, and good morning. :cheers:


Or with a slice of toast, which is what I do every morning, assuming I can drag myself out of bed before noon. :cheers:
At least it's not Le Tourment Vert...

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#12 Larspeart

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 12:05 AM

I'm making Larsy Gin Fizz's (a variant on the Ramo's Gin Fizz) tomorrow for me and 5 friends.

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#13 tayker

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:06 AM

Saturday and Sunday mornings are started by checking in here and having a cup of hot tea with a nice splash of absinthe. It's a little thing I picked up in Montana. Cheers!

I just now caught this. What flavor tea and how much absinthe?

Is Eich with chili dogs at 9:45am too early? : burps :
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#14 OMG_Bill

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:12 AM

I just had some over the counter green tea* and about an ounce of whatever absinthe is handy. Eich would do just fine.

As for the chili dog at 9:45, that's about lunch time for me. Get all over it and have a great day.

To be perfectly honest, I know I'm a man and probably will lie, I eat whatever I'm in the mood for for breakfast. We have a drive in/diner that serves chili dogs for breakfast along with the standard breakfast stuff. It ain't no thing.



*I rarely drink tea unless it's hot and I'm not picky about it......yet. Cheers!
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#15 tayker

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:28 AM

I'm the same way. However, when I have my kids for the weekend we try for some structure.

Thanks for the info, I'm going to try this now.
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#16 thegreenimp

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:35 AM

I'm making Larsy Gin Fizz's (a variant on the Ramo's Gin Fizz) tomorrow for me and 5 friends.


Try this version from the 1934 Herbsaint recipe booklet:

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You can substitute your favorite absinthe if you don't have any 1934 Herbsaint
At the close of the day drink an Herbsaint Frappé,...Legendre Herbsaint, always served when absinthe is called for.
The History of Legendre Herbsaint

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:24 AM

Thanks OMG, it came out pretty good. I posted my pics here: http://www.tinyurl.com/asg8jh (It goes to my flckr set).

I used Adagio's green pekoe with the Eichelberger. I like sugar with my absinthe, but I didn't need it for this.
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