My thoughts on absinthe
Absinthe has an undeniable mystique.
We couldn't get it legally in the U.S. for almost a century.
So when I got my hands on some back in college, I felt like a 14-year-old sneaking a cigarette or a six-pack of Milwaukee's Best.
My roommate Sammy brought a few bottles back from Israel junior year.
I'm not sure whether it was real or fake. I remember drinking a ton of it but not feeling drunk, though.
I felt surprisingly aware, considering it had a ridiculously high alcohol content.
The thing I can't stand about it is the taste.
I don't like licorice. And each sip of absinthe is like an intense explosion of licorice in your mouth.
I've had absinthe a few times since college, but I'm not its biggest fan.
Any absinthe stories you'd care to share?
(Photo by Getty Images)