hist-brewing: Wormwood

Kirsty Pollock kirsty.pollock at mpuk.com
Tue Dec 14 07:02:18 PST 1999



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-hist-brewing at rt.com [mailto:owner-hist-brewing at rt.com]On
> Behalf Of PBLoomis at aol.com
> Sent: 14 December 1999 14:17
> To: patricdlc at hotmail.com; hist-brewing at pbm.com
> Subject: Re: hist-brewing: Wormwood
> 
> 
> 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.

Pernod is just Pernod to me. An aniseedy drink. I don't like it, personally!
I wasn't aware that it was meant to be a something-free version of something
else.

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