First the coughing started, while my pulse raced like a motorbike - yes, absinth definitely makes the heart go Honda.
Absinth looks like Swarfega - you know, that stuff for cleaning oil off your hands - mixed with paintstripper.
Absinth is typically green from the natural herbs from which it is produced or from additives and became known by the moniker "la Fee Verte" or "Green Fairy" in English.
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Charles Massie, chairman of the Aberdeen Licensing Board, described the association between absinth
and Fairy Liquid as "sick".