When the absinthe arrives at our table, I finally accept just how cold the real James Joyce trail in Trieste really is.
I ask Cuco how The Verne Club gets illegal, over-proof alcohol like absinthe through the fine-toothed comb of Argentine customs.
Like many things in Buenos Aires, absinthe seems to fall into a sort of legal grey area.
They also brought labor unions, anarchism, socialism, and, of course, absinthe.
There is something about being in Captain Nemo's Nautilus that makes the absinthe taste even better.
In France, it has been added fraudulently to absinthe, to improve its colour.
The man grasped the proffered glass and swallowed, choking, the absinthe.
"I've just been opalizing your absinthe for you," he laughed, as we sat down.
It is called by Puller, with great glee, an "absinthe gummy."
Certain alpine species are the flavouring ingredient in absinthe.
also absinth, alcoholic liqueur distilled from wine mixed with wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), 1842, from French absinthe, "essence of wormwood," from Latin absinthum "wormwood," from Greek apsinthion, perhaps from Persian (cf. Persian aspand, of the same meaning). The plant so called in English from c.1500 (Old English used the word in the Latin form).