if you tend to like licorice / anise flavors you'll probably love absinthe. If you HATE black jellybeans, etc., you'll probably think it's gross. Not to say that absinthe tastes exactly like black jellybeans...the actual flavor is much more complex than that, but still, as the stuff can be expensive, you definitely want to consider that before going in on a bottle with friends, etc.
I HATE black licorice and black jelly beans. Won't even kiss Mr Perfect if he's eating them.
I despise the taste of alcohol, won't even eat chocolate mousse if the flavor of the alcohol is noticeable.
I adore the flavor of most absinthe's that I've tasted so far.
Of course I have been very blessed to have the great folks at absinthe dot com to direct me to the great stuff.
Absinthe is licorice "like" in flavor, or "reminiscent of" ... it is definitely not the "same as"
An excellent adventure for myself and Mr Perfect who loves black licorice and black jellybeans.
As long as I avoid those brands that actually use licorice in their drinks, Mr Perfect and I look forward to a long and
blissful relationship with the Green Fairy.
Edited by JoPatterson, 02 September 2012 - 11:38 PM.