Interesting news from America: Yet ANOTHER thujone free absinthe is about to appear, competing with bizarre performer Marilyn Manson’s “Mansinthe”. It’s called Lucid absinthe – a name perhaps derived from this quote from creator Ted Breaux:
“The thing about absinthe is, despite the alcohol you feel very lucid,” Breaux says. “If you look at the different herbs that are used in absinthe, they’re employed in very high concentrations, and those herbs have different effects. Some are excitatory, some are sedative. So it’s kind of like an herbal speedball. It’s a very subtle thing. Absinthe is not like taking an illicit drug. That’s all highly exaggerated.”
As the drink presumably has absolutely no thujone content (if it did it would be illegal in the USA) it will be interesting to see how it fairs as “an herbal speedball” The strange bottle might compensate for the lack of thujone, but even that has already ruffled some feathers in absinthe communities. Lucid absinthe clocks in with a very moderate 62% alcohol and, according to the manufacturer, “Lucid’s color may appear slightly different from one bottle to the next” Is it even green?