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Posted by: lvruibing Apr 16 2012, 07:15 AM

Hello everyone here. My name is lvruibing. Astonishingly I don’t think you friends could pronounce this name properly because this is the spelling of a Chinese name…
I have been curious about Absinthe since I bought my first bottle of Absinthe in a local Metro supermarket. Then I have watched some movie about Absinthe, just like “From Hell”, “Total Eclipse”, “Eurotrip”(),etc. Now, in a small city of 3rd world country like mine, there are 3 bars appliy Absinthe. They buy Absinthe from a online shop “taobao.com”, which is a Chinese version of ebay.com(although there IS ebay.cn in China). We drink Absinthe always with spoon, partly because nobody know anything about fountain, partly because we learn how to drink Absinthe from that “From Hell”movie.

Posted by: Jaded Prole Apr 16 2012, 11:23 AM

Ni Hao. What Absinthe brands are available to you?

Posted by: Kirk Apr 16 2012, 12:37 PM

Hello there, welcome to the party.
Spoons are very popular on the West Coast also, especially Seattle Washington.

Posted by: Provenance Apr 16 2012, 03:06 PM

And spooning is very popular at absinthe parties.

Posted by: Steve Apr 16 2012, 04:14 PM

Welcome, lvruibing!

Posted by: Artemis Apr 16 2012, 09:45 PM

I can pronounce that name.

Nǐhǎo!
Nǐ zhùzài nǎlǐ?
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghé Guó ma?
Taiwan ma?
Nàxiē búshì dìsānshìjiè Guójiā !

Welcome to our forum.

Posted by: NegligentDischarge Apr 16 2012, 10:17 PM

Welcome to the forum. New here myself.

Posted by: SethP Sep 14 2012, 03:25 PM

Hello Ivruibing!

New to this forum myself. I feel I have to comment one thing you wrote though:

QUOTE(lvruibing @ Apr 16 2012, 09:15 AM) *

[…] because we learn how to drink Absinthe from that “From Hell”movie.
I hope you really don't do it as Johnny Depp in "From Hell"?

First: Please do not burn. wink.gif
And secondly: Do not mix with Laudanum. sleepy.gif

Otherwise: abs-cheers.gif

Posted by: Provenance Sep 14 2012, 04:19 PM

QUOTE(SethP @ Sep 14 2012, 07:25 AM) *
Do not mix with Laudanum.

Why not?

Posted by: Tibro Sep 14 2012, 06:12 PM

For all the wrong reasons.

Because I don't have any and because I can't find any.

Posted by: SethP Sep 14 2012, 06:13 PM

'Cause Laudanum probably spoils the taste, perhaps?
Well. I don't really know of course. But…

For me just ice cold water is all I really care for to an absinthe. I don't even add sugar except on very rare occations.

Posted by: Tibro Sep 14 2012, 06:16 PM

Spoil the taste of black liquorish tasting crap? C'mon, you're kidding, right?

Posted by: SethP Sep 14 2012, 06:19 PM

QUOTE(Tibro @ Sep 14 2012, 08:12 PM) *

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Because I don't have any and because I can't find any.
Not even on prescription?

QUOTE(Tibro @ Sep 14 2012, 08:16 PM) *

Spoil the taste of black liquorish tasting crap? C'mon, you're kidding, right?
I suppose I am. wink.gif

Edit:
I don't think absinthe tastes crap. At least not genuine absinthe.
But I could also have misunderstood you?

Posted by: Tibro Sep 14 2012, 06:27 PM

On prescription? Not even as compensation for dental malfeasance. There is no justice anymore. Prolly reason enough to set things on fire.


Posted by: SethP Sep 14 2012, 06:30 PM

But surely you can't mean absinthe, I hope? (About wanting to set things on fire?)

Posted by: Kirk Sep 14 2012, 06:49 PM

As I understand it, laudanum was an extract of green anise and opium poppy, and when sensibly made, it was fragrant tasty.

Posted by: SethP Sep 14 2012, 06:57 PM

The only thing I know (or knew) about Laudanum is that it's a alcoholic tincture of opium and that it's not available here in Sweden, and I don't think anywhere in western Europe.

About green anise, I don't know? Wikipedia (at least) doesn't mention it. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laudanum)

Posted by: L'Assommoir Sep 14 2012, 08:04 PM

Kirk, I think you might be thinking of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paregoric

[/quote]Paregoric is sometimes confused with Laudanum, because their chemical names are similar: Camphorated Tincture of Opium (Paregoric) vs. Tincture of Opium (Laudanum). However, Laudanum contains 10 milligrams of morphine per milliliter, 25 times more than Paregoric. Confusion between the two drugs has led to overdose and deaths in several patients. Thus the term "Paregoric" should be used instead of "Camphorated Opium Tincture," since the latter may be confused with Laudanum

that is made with anise oil, and I remember it (looong time ago) tasting like licorice .

Posted by: Tibro Sep 14 2012, 08:15 PM

Y'know, that makes me think, since the ban on absinthe was found to be a lot of poppy-cock and lifted/repealed/worked-around, maybe these poppy products can find a new legality in the future.

Posted by: Artemis Sep 14 2012, 08:44 PM

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Posted by: Jaded Prole Sep 14 2012, 09:12 PM

Re-legalize paregoric!


Posted by: absinthion Sep 14 2012, 09:42 PM

[/quote]… Laudanum

that is made with anise oil, and I remember it (looong time ago) tasting like licorice .
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You tasted Laudanum? Not many can put that on their CV! :)

Posted by: Artemis Sep 14 2012, 10:30 PM

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Note the Paregoric contains roughly 1-1/2 grains of opium per fluid ounce, Laudanum 45-1/2. Paregoric was a medicine mostly for children. I could have had a whole box of those Paregoric bottles, but settled for one - the rest went to the dump - all the alcohol had evaporated, but you can see the opium in the bottom of the bottle.

Posted by: absinthion Sep 14 2012, 11:41 PM

I'd be interested in a Laudanum bottle.

Posted by: Kirk Sep 15 2012, 12:35 AM

How would the early producers make this product with "anise oil", was anise oil used by the early apothecaries?
The way I understood it, equal amounts of green anise seed and ground poppy are steeped in high proof alcohol, the result is filtered and evaporated leaving a substance commonly known as laudanum.

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