Starting in May, the airline that offers Boing Boing Video episodes as an entertainment option
, the same airline that allowed us to name one of their planes "Unicorn Chaser"
-- well, they're going to start serving absinthe in the skies. At left, the "herbal liqueur" company's spokesfairies, who may or may not appear magically in the seat next to you.
Le Tourment Vert's website offers some interesting cocktail recipes, including "Corpse Reviver II."
Fun facts about this beverage: yes, it is legal in the USA. Yes, it contains thujone. I do not know if it will cause you to hallucinate, but it is indeed brewed with wormwood. More about Le Tourment Vert (in French: "The Green Torment") from absinthe aficionado website absintheology.com:
INGREDIENTS (as found in all traditional absinthes) Holy Trinity: Anise, Fennel & Grand Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium). Plus, it contains aromatic herbs including Sage, Rosemary and Coriander. Le Tourment Vert contains the maximum dosage of thujone currently allowed by the United States Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).
Incidentally, Virgin America
(which today started service to/from Orange County
) is also expanding the number of craft in its fleet that offer in-flight WiFi
. Absinthe + internet + idle time? Can't wait to read the mile-high tweets that result.
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