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It looks like it's been translated from French as it uses the word absinthe when referring to the drink and AA. I like the part found later that talks about mixing perfumed spirits that says:

The flavor of star-anise is accompanied by a slight, but objectionable odor of bedbugs; a very small addition of green anise and fennel counteracts this.

 

Below is a pic of the two absinthe recipes that are in there. The first one certainly don't sound very appealing, but I've much seen worse. I'd imagine the second one could turn out decent in the right hands.

 

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objectionable odor of bedbugs;

That would be fun phrase to use in a review!

Not mine, I hope!

 

I'm sure it is objectionable but what the hell does a bedbug smell like?

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Baubel, I see you've come and gone without a response.

 

I'm still not 100% what that emoticon and phhhbbb means, but I've since spent a fair amount of time on the interwebs trying to figure out what they mean and I've found the the emoticon appears to be you sighing. The closest I can find to phhhbbb is phhbt which apparently means you wish to convey a disgusted attitude.

 

I'm not sure why my post would cause you to sigh in disgust, but know that it was just supposed to be a joke as I think rasberry stuff smells good. I thought it was funny, but sometimes my sense of humor translates rather crappily over the internet. You have my apologies if my post offended you.

 

Joe, you have my apologies as well if you found my post offensive or disrepectful.

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No offense taken, and I wasn't disgusted at all, but was trying to make a disgusting funny, and stretching it at that (I was still at work doing mindless data entry stuff after a long day yesterday and today). I should have done a little research as well. I was trying to reference a bi-labial fricative, or "blowing a raspberry". The pseudo-logic in my mind at the time was if an insect were to smell like a raspberry, it would be of the more odorous type, and not of the fruit.

 

I like the raspberry fruit quite a bit as well and clearly, it's my sense of humor that translates incredibly craptastic through the internet. I hope you didn't spend too much time searching for what the heck I meant. I guess I need to remember Joe's PSA about things getting kind of sloppy. Sorry everyone for the complete derailment.

 

Now I hope Phoenix isn't disgruntled at my vagueness.

 

Yup, LoucheyMonster had it, and expressed it more eloquently than I. I haven't even had a drink tonight.

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objectionable odor of bedbugs;

That would be fun phrase to use in a review!

Not mine, I hope!

 

I'm sure it is objectionable but what the hell does a bedbug smell like?

 

 

We need a member called Mattresspickinblues for this one! :devil:

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Joe, you have my apologies as well if you found my post offensive or disrepectful.

I can't imagine why I might find it so. I'm more concerned about raspberries (and therefore, bedbugs) smelling objectionable. I think the aroma (of raspberries) is very pleasant.

 

I'm thinking of renaming my raspberry mead, Bed Bug Bedlam.

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Keeping in mind that Dick's is responsible for a notoriously bad absinthe "recipe" that set a few people on a disappointing path some years back ...

 

It's possible that the writer confused star anise with coriander, and the punaise (stink bug) with the punaise de lit (bed bug). The punaise, which sucks juices from succulent plants, was from ancient times associated with coriander, not star anise, and that because of the smell of the coriander plant, it seems. That the bed bug, which sucks blood from humans, also has a smell is attested to by the French using the same name with a modifier to indicate "bed", but I don't recall ever seeing either bug associated with star anise, which I'm confident from personal experience doesn't smell like bugs in any amount, . I can well believe cilantro has been associated with all manner of nasty things, but I just had that discussion elsewhere so I won't belabor that issue.

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Good to see you Artemis; thanks for dropping by.

 

I can well believe cilantro has been associated with all manner of nasty things,

For instance, any food that it's used in.

 

 

I don't recall ever seeing either bug associated with star anise, which I'm confident from personal experience doesn't smell like bugs in any amount,

I have it on good authority that certain cockroaches, c. 1950s, tasted like licorice. At least that's what my mom said after she found one in a cheeseburger. A taste for them may hereditary, as she informed me that she retrieved their remains from my mouth numerous times when I was a toddler.

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