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Absinthe makes a modern comeback in the Fairy Bomb.

March 23, 2009

fairy-bombThat’s right: the prayers of every pretentious, artsy, clove-smoking art student and club kid have been answered. Containing 8% alcohol, guarana, and thujone – the “psychoactive” ingredient in absinthe some misinformed consumers believe makes you hallucinate – Fairy Bombs seem an almost irresponsible drink, similar to Sparks only with added unhealthiness. Hi IQ Liquor, (ironic name, eh?), says: “Drinking Green Fairy and energy drink has become popularly known as ‘The Fairy Bomb’ in bars and clubs, so it seems only right that we make it available ready for you to drink in a can.”

Yes, yes, it’s “only right”.

I searched online and couldn’t find anywhere to buy it. (Yeah, I wanna try it). The company site leads to some wholesale distributor. Judging by the fact that it merely says “contains thujone”, on every product description I came across, I’d say it’s probably low enough levels it wouldn’t be past the legal 10mg in the States.

Absinth Energy Drinks: coming to a store near you?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. karencaille permalink
    April 21, 2009 8:51 am

    Yes, gone are the times when consuming absinthe was a whole ritual. Now people can just buy a can of alcopop. Depressing.

    • April 21, 2009 5:28 pm

      I still enjoy the ritual, but I have to admit, mixing it with energy drinks and consuming it non-ritualistically modern style is a guilty pleasure. There’s something about watching the glass consumed by flames and then drinking it, though.

      • morgan permalink
        February 12, 2015 2:51 am

        you do not light the sugar on fire it ruins the taste of the absinthe

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