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    Strange Question...

    Hello, I am new to this site, and I just have a quick question for anyone who can help me. I will be taking my first trip to Aruba very soon, and I was wondering if anyone knows if Absinthe is sold there. I'm talking about real Absinthe, too. The kind that actually has wormwood and thujone in it. Thank you!

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    2. Is Absinthe legal to drink in Aruba, if so where can it be purchased?
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    Yes it is a legal drink. That said, the old addage sticks that "when something is legal, there is no need to fake or copy it" and, people tend to make less of an issue about it. Someday they will legalize pot and that will surely prevail.

    In my experiences, Absinthe is used as a social drink at home cocktails or after dinner drink on occasions such as a big special dinner etc. I have seen it abused in some bars, however that is not the norm at all and a young "Aruba-Guy" does not seem like the type to be slouched at a bar in an absinthe stupor.

    From what I know - historically (in the 1800'S) absinthe was used by artists in Europe as well as in New York but to a lesser degree. While pleasant to drink in limited quantities, it is not the wonder "trip" it has been claimed to be and produces one hell of a hang over (hangovers = dying brain cells)

    be well
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    Yes it is available, I bought a bottle for a friend at Kong Hing and Beth's dad bought a bottle at Ling's; both bottles made it back intact in our checked luggage and through customs. I believe that the bottle I bought was around $48 but I may be wrong.

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    ??????Liz.
    Why is Charles posting under you?Just wondering why we haven't seen any of his post.
    Thanks,
    DannyO

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    I have to ask , what the heck is this stuff ? I never heard of it before, is it a drug mixed with liquor ?

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    dannyo liz quoted charles. (liz will you edit and site the quote please?)

    charles is very busy with his work but i saw him 2x in late april.
    he is unable to sign in to the forum.
    we tried to figure out why, and have come up dry.
    i have contacted the site adinistrator and i do not know if charles can get online yet.

    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by DANNYO View Post
    ??????Liz.
    Why is Charles posting under you?Just wondering why we haven't seen any of his post.
    Thanks,
    DannyO

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    Quote Originally Posted by KATH2ME View Post
    I have to ask , what the heck is this stuff ? I never heard of it before, is it a drug mixed with liquor ?
    We had some in Amsterdam last summer - only because we couldn't buy it in Minnesota. But now, as of last winter, we do have it available at our liquor stores in Minneapolis.

    It kind of has a anise-flavor to it and it has a high alcohol content. It's usually green in color and everyone refers to it as "the Green Fairy". It's poured through a special slotted Absinthe spoon over the top of a glass (the spoon has sugar on it.)

    http://www.absinth.com/
    Last edited by ~Amy~; 05-28-2008 at 12:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DANNYO View Post
    ??????Liz.
    Why is Charles posting under you?Just wondering why we haven't seen any of his post.
    Thanks, DannyO
    DannyO - I quoted a post that Charles responded to answering this question. http://www.aruba.com/forum/f7/few-questions-27172/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz - Aruba Lover View Post
    DannyO - I quoted a post that Charles responded to answering this question. http://www.aruba.com/forum/f7/few-questions-27172/
    I I thought this was a post through Liz.Hope all is well with him,really nice guy.

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    Absinthe

    Absinthe was legalized recently in the US! Nasty tasting stuff

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