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“The Green Hour” absinthe tasting at Morton’s

Manatee Manatee

We cannot feel that all this extreme ecstasy is natural; it seems forced and hysterical; it is musical absinthe. — Boston critic’s reaction to the music of Debussy, 1905 Absinthe tastes like NyQuil. –Me, on Columbus Underground, 2008 Perhaps there is no beverage as infamous as absinthe. Popularized before the turn of the century by […]


Best Drink of 2008: Pretty Much Everything

Walker Evans Walker Evans

What happens when you mix one part “subjective survey question” with one part “unlimited answers”? Well, you end up no real clear winner in our category of Best Drink of 2008. Although one thing is for sure… people in Columbus sure do like to drink. In 2006, Forbes ranked Columbus as the Third Drunkest City […]


Absinthe makes a return to Ohio stores


Dispatch wrote Unfairly banned for decades as unsafe, potent liquor returns to Ohio stores By Kevin Joy Wednesday, June 18, 2008 After several years of lobbying by distillers and a detailed study of the liquor’s chemical makeup, the U.S. Treasury Department last year dropped a 95-year prohibition on absinthe. In May, state regulators cleared it […]


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