Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ye Olde Absinthe Bar and Museum

For some reason (Kafka? the Bohemian thing?), absinthe is very big in Prague, featured in all the liquor and souvenir stores, and even this Absintherium, a bar and museum. We abstained. I tried it once, in York, of all places, and did not like the bitter aftertaste. (In addition to the bitter aftertaste, it's also alcoholic, a stimulant/depressant, an aphrodisiac, habit-forming, and, in the traditional version, deadly). Fortunately, there's plenty of other stuff to drink in Prague.

Outside the Absintherium; "all to go"

Inside; scores of brands, flavors

I think this collection of spoons, used to mix sugar with the
stuff (5 parts water, too), constitutes the museum

Absinthe slushees; seriously

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