Went to a martini bar last night, and I was surprised they had an absinthe martini on their cocktail list. Naturally, I was excited to try absinthe, so I ordered it.
Now it may have been the gin that was mixed in the martini, but the drink wasn’t that great. Absinthe has that deep, somewhat overwhelming licorice flavor to it, and I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of licorice. No weird, trippy after effects (probably on the account that it’s both a mixed drink and maybe not even real absinthe), no surreal, drunken stupor.
Bottomline: it’s “okay,” but not something that I was really impressed by. Iâ€™m just glad that my friend was able to knock my drink over as she was going to the bathroom, and I was able to leave that fairly mediocre (yet expensive) drink in a pool of licorice liquid and broken glass.