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Posted by: brucer Jun 19 2005, 05:14 PM

My wife has recently got me a second-hand Cocktail recipe book from a charity shop. It was printed in England in the 1950s. Bacardi are still in Cuba, and Absinthe is still obtainable (Taragona ?).

In the list of items for a professional bar it states that there should be 5 small decanters with droppers to hold Orange Bitters, Angosutra Bitters, Gomme Sirop, Absinthe, and Brown Curacao. Also, many of the recipes have a splash of absinthe, eg Manhattan, and Dry Martini (optional), which has a splash of Orange Bitters.

Well, none of the above should be a surprise to anyone who knows about these things ...

But what took my attention is the chapter at the back which has cures for various ailments. Whisky Toddy for colds, Brandy n' Port for stomach problems, etc. ..

Then came this ....

HEADACHE. To cure a headache, take a little absinthe in the palm of the hand, dry it between the two hands, and sniff through the nose. After this have a plain cocktail with a dash of absinthe, or a good London Cocktail is generally effective.

The recipe for the London Cocktail is given as:
Fill a bar glass half full of broken ice and add:
2 dashes of Orange Bitters
2 dashes of Gomme Sirop
2 dashes of Absinthe
1/2 gill of London Dry Gin
Stir up, strain into a cocktail glass, add an olive, and squeeze lemon-peel on top.

Absinthe, a headache cure ?? shock.gif

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Bruce

Posted by: Enoch Soames Jun 19 2005, 05:19 PM

QUOTE (brucer @ Jun 19 2005, 10:14 AM)

HEADACHE. To cure a headache, take a little absinthe in the palm of the hand, dry it between the two hands, and sniff through the nose.

That's interesting. I've been dabbing it behind my ears, but that's to attract Goth chicks.

Posted by: Greenmeanie Jun 20 2005, 02:01 AM

I put it on my af1.gif to attract goth chicks.

Posted by: Nate Jun 20 2005, 02:41 AM

Don't forget the Djarum Blacks... They love those.



Oh... and Sisters of Mercy CDs... Always a must.

Dressing like a pirate doesn't hurt either. pirate2.gif

Posted by: Lord Stanley Jun 20 2005, 02:43 AM

If they're already close enough to...ummm...that to sense the absinthe then I'd think that you're beyond the attraction phase.

Posted by: Donnie Darko Jun 20 2005, 03:06 AM

makes sense as I rarely if ever get headaches from drinking absinthe (duh, it's because you're drinking 4oz of water w/ every glass!!!)

Posted by: le Gimp Jun 20 2005, 03:42 AM

Oh, So I can never get a headache from drinking beer since every 12 oz can of 6% contains 11.28 oz of water?

Eh? poop.gif

Posted by: hartsmar Jun 20 2005, 06:35 AM

That's all bullshit. I get hangovers from drinking water with no absinthe!
What's up with that?!


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Posted by: Absomphe Jun 20 2005, 01:36 PM

You're a little girly viking_emoticon.gif ?

Posted by: G&C Jun 20 2005, 01:58 PM

Absomphe.

That should be posed as a statement not a question.

Posted by: Absomphe Jun 20 2005, 02:56 PM

Hey, I woke up in a generous mood today...

Must've been the "givings" Tish and I took part in at the Stommish festival on the Lummi Indian Reservation, this weekend.

Posted by: The Green Spirit Jun 20 2005, 03:00 PM

Well it is (was) a medical remedy.

Posted by: traineraz Jun 20 2005, 08:03 PM

I find absinthe helps to settle my stomach when it's overwrought.

Posted by: Greenmeanie Jun 20 2005, 11:57 PM

QUOTE (Nate @ Jun 19 2005, 10:41 PM)
Oh... and Sisters of Mercy CDs... Always a must.


OH YES! {insert flashback here}

Posted by: Jack Batemaster Jun 21 2005, 12:05 AM

QUOTE (Absomphe @ Jun 20 2005, 07:56 AM)
...I took part in at the Stommish festival on the Lummi Indian Reservation, this weekend.

I just knew it, you noshowing bastard.

Posted by: Absomphe Jun 21 2005, 01:55 AM

It was during the DAYTIME, Asspipe, and we made the commitment to sell our wares there over two months ago. We only showed up there on both days because my ride to Brewfest didn't materialize.

The auction was in the evening, on Saturday...

As I said, I 'm so sorry antiques dealers usually work weekends, it's so inconvenient for attending hen parties. cdog-plain.gif

Posted by: jacal01 Jun 22 2005, 02:02 AM

QUOTE (brucer @ Jun 19 2005, 10:14 AM)
To cure a headache, take a little absinthe in the palm of the hand, dry it between the two hands,

And nothing up my sleeve...

Posted by: Absomphe Jun 22 2005, 02:53 AM

Or higher up, for that matter.

Posted by: jacal01 Jun 22 2005, 03:50 AM

Pot...kettle.

Posted by: Absomphe Jun 22 2005, 04:01 AM

Ripoff (non)artist.

Posted by: jacal01 Jun 22 2005, 04:09 AM

More like karma. You know, what goes around comes around...

Neh?

Posted by: zachM Jun 24 2005, 11:40 PM

well i put half ounce of absinthe an a small glass of water for everything. universal cure. Nostradamus used Wormwood in one of his concoctions to cure the plague.

Posted by: audiowebguy Jun 25 2005, 12:24 AM

QUOTE (zachM @ Jun 24 2005, 04:40 PM)
Nostradamus used Wormwood in one of his concoctions to cure the plague.

No shit? I always thought it just kinda petered out on its own.

Posted by: jacal01 Jun 25 2005, 03:24 AM

One of the historical tracts I read on wormwood called it plaguebane. Just had to work it into my li'l pome (shameless plug).

Posted by: drew Jun 25 2005, 01:51 PM

QUOTE (traineraz @ Jun 20 2005, 01:03 PM)
I find absinthe helps to settle my stomach when it's overwrought.

Funny, it seems to have to have the reverse effect on me,causing a heartburn like effect.
I do drink it a little stronger than the norm though.

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