Tally Ho, All I can say is that 2 glasses doesn't get me drunk. Perhaps you have more drinking ahead of you to get your tolerance up. If you are a light weight, you will surely get drunk before you can notice anything
I think you misunderstood me, and I don't want this thread to devolve into a debate about who can drink who under the table.
I believe the local WS chapter can attest that I'm not a lightweight. It takes more than 2 drinks for me to get drunk too, but when I feel "secondaries" I feel them almost immediately (after a few sips). After 2 drinks it is replaced by a normal alcohol "buzz" (not drunkeness, mind you).
I've never drank enough absinthe to get drunk, although two gatherings ago I was quite buzzed. In fact I don't drink any spirit with the intention of getting drunk anymore. It's always a social thing. Though on Mead Day, it ends up happening.