Absinthe-Minded : Sure, the spirit is legal. But will it matter? – CHOW

Absinthe-Minded : Sure, the spirit is legal. But will it matter? – CHOW
“Now that absinthe is legal again, I predict we’ll see two things. First, a lot of people buying into the hype. And, second, a lot of people sampling it and saying, “Ew, it tastes like licorice. I hate licorice.” Behind the bar at Cantina, I recently saw both trends in action. A guy ordered absinthe but called it by its 19th-century name, saying, “Two shots of la fée verte, my good man.” I scowled (I was in a cranky mood anyway) and filled his order. He took the drinks over to the girl he was with—and she practically spit hers out.”