The first time I had absinthe after I came of age, I thought it was a gimmick. After all, absinthe wasn't even legal until three years before, so how am I supposed to take it seriously?
"Ohh, we're totally bohemian right now guys. Let us go to the Moulin Rouge and sing like Kurt Cobain," I joked with my friends in my faux French accent as I louched my first rocks glass. Little did I know, I really, really like anise-flavored spirits.More »