Le Tourment Vert
I hate it when something comes along - a new drug - a new drink - something that I never had the chance to try when I was partying.
Okay, obviously this isn't new, but it was banned here in the United States for a long time because...
Absinthe containing wormwood has been illegal here since 1912, after a notorious legal case led to it being banned in several European countries. Absinthe, it was said, was powerful enough to cause a man to see demons, murder his family, and the like. This was blamed on thujone, a hallucinogenic compound in the wormwood.
Really???? It's that strong? Really? Powerful enough to cause a man to see demons? Hallucinogenic? Oh my god - I want to try it!
Spies at the Palms Hotel and Casino tell TMZ that Paris and sis Nicky and their entourage indulged last weekend in a bottle of Le Tourment Vert, a French import, as did partymate Tommy Lee. And we're also told that Lil' Wayne liked it so much -- he's featuring it in his newest music video.
Not only that - but Moon at the Palms dedicated a whole night to this drink...
The Maloof Brothers present a special night of “MYSTERY, MYTH and MAYHEM” to celebrate the return of the great French Absinthe Le Tourment Vert at Moon Nightclub on Monday, February 25th. Le Tourment Vert, French for Green Torment, is an authentic French absinthe that is handcrafted in limited batches at Distillerie Vinet Ege. Le Tourment Vert is created by a three step process from a recipe that is over 100 years old.
So, have any of you guys tried this drink?
Is it really all it's cracked up to be? It seems to be the all the latest rage even though it's very old.