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Absinthespoon
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Maybe that's why the Czech's think their "absinth" is good; they're used to drinking really nasty stuff.
Tabreaux
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I consider something along the lines of Cisco to better fit the descriptive 'flavored embalming fluid'. Stock Fernet I equate to something like 'empyreumatic extract of dirty socks'.

I haven't looked at the bottle in awhile, but I believe this product is of Czech origin (the label is entirely in Czech).
Larsbogart
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Cynar + Coke = a Cyco"
That might be worth a try.
Absinthespoon
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Nah, the only way to drink bitters is neat, room temp, in a tall shot glass or grappa glass.
Chevalier
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:39 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Mix Cynar with Coke and you get a Cyco.
Absinthespoon
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:36 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Stock Fernet" sounds like embalming fluid. Is it also made in Italy like FB?
Tabreaux
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Fernet Branca is like candy in comparison to "Stock Fernet" (gag), which is supposedly the top-selling aperitif in the Czech Republic.

It's only a matter of time before someone slaps an "absinth" label on it.
Larsbogart
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Im looking for something to replace bourbon because recently I seem to go off the deep end for no reason.
Maybe you can mix cynar with soda, still gag but get drunk?
Artemis
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:24 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Remind me to avoid this shelf. $7.99 indeed!"

Apparently, the patrons need no reminder, as the two bottles of the stuff were covered with dust; more so than it looks in the picture. I think I broke a cobweb or two pulling it out to the edge of the shelf.

It was next to the Dubonnet.

On the back label are some tasty serving suggestions, such as Cynar with Coke.
Larsbogart
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

That is the only way to get to the land of the dead, in a dream. But its gotta be raining real hard.
[serious, I didnt make it up, its what I read]
Youre a genius.
Absinthespoon
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I can't imagine getting very drunk on Fernet Branca! It is so bitter and astringent it's like sucking on a styptic pencil. I can only swallow a small amount if I hold my breath while drinking- but then I still practically gag when I take a breath! It does settle the stomach though.
Rimbaud
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You can get black money at the currency exchange booth this side of the River Styx. Just don't pay the ferryman until he gets you to the other side! I beg of you!! (And don't forget to feast upon the black fruit when you arrive in the Land of the Dead. It's very juicy.)

"Had the Land of the Dead dream again last night..."
Larsbogart
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:03 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

If you already see hallucinations what would Fernet Branca do?
Dr_Ordinaire
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 11:56 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Fernet Branca (which allegedly has thujone, for what it's worth). "

I mentioned this before, but for you newbies. Many years ago, in Argentina, a friend told me about someone who would get drunk on Fernet Branca and see hallucinations.

This is very interesting because neither this friend (nor I) had any notion of thujone, or absinthe.
Absinthespoon
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 11:00 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hey, we paid way more than that at Bevmo! I had a nip (or two) of the old artichoke after dinner last night.

It's an acquired taste. I think it's quite pleasant, but I like bitters (amaro etc). The only one I haven't acquired a taste for is (ugh) Fernet Branca (which allegedly has thujone, for what it's worth).
Larsbogart
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 9:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

You can use black money in the land of the dead. Thats what Brion Gysin said. Im not sure how you can get it, but you can use it there.
Chevalier
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 9:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

There's a Cynar enema waiting for you in Hell, Buffalo Bill.
Larsbogart
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 9:43 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hey, It puts the lotion in the basket.
Chevalier
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 9:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Remind me to avoid this shelf. $7.99 indeed!
Dr_Ordinaire
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 9:37 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

What the FDA ignores is that Cynar contains "artichokejone". In large enough amounts it produces interesting secondary effects.
Admin
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 9:30 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Youghta Choke
Admin
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 9:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

usually if you edit it will repost. sometimes takes some fiddling.

*sorry*
Artemis
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 9:01 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well, the image won't post. Same old forum.

Maybe Kallisti can post it for me.
Artemis
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 8:58 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Y'oughta Choke
Artemis
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 8:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I went back to the liquor store this past weekend, but the bottle of Absente was gone.

But they did have something else with exotic vegetal matter in it. UMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

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