Wednesday, April 30, 2008

No Green Fairy Here

Just the ordinary, everyday, crystal-clear fairy we all know and love ...

Absinthe uncorked: The 'Green Fairy' was boozy -- but not psychedelic
A high alcohol content, rather than thujone, the compound widely believed responsible for absinthe's effects. Although consumed diluted with water, absinthe contained about 70 percent alcohol, giving it a 140-proof wallop. Most gin, vodka, and whiskey are 80 to 100-proof and contain 40-50 percent alcohol or ethanol.

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