hist-brewing: Wormwood

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Tue Dec 14 06:17:00 PST 1999


In a message dated 12/13/1999 8:53:43 AM EST, patricdlc at hotmail.com writes:

<< Absinthe was deemed responsible for many deaths and has been banned in 
 several countries since the turn of the century. A wormwood free version of 
 absinthe, called pastis, is now popular in France.
  >>
    The wormwood-free version of absinthe is marketed under the name Pernod, 
and is readily available in the USA.  Pastis is Pernod cut with about two 
parts 
water (which causes it to go all cloudy), and is what the driver of Princess 
Diana's death car had been drinking after he was told he would not be needed 
again that evening.
    Scotti

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