If anyone of you have managed to get past the six-page spread of Corey Feldman's wife in this month's issue of Playboy, which I wouldn't blame you if you didn't, you might have noticed a little piece on absinthe on page 34.
Apparently, goth-rocker Marilyn Manson is launching his own brand of absinthe, appropriately titled Mansinthe. Besides having a cool looking bottle and a reportedly high-thujone count, it also has a decidedly wicked (pun intended) alcohol content of 66.6%.
I have to admit that I am always skeptical of celebrities getting involved with the liquor industry, because throughout recent history it has typically been more miss than hit.
However, speaking as a fan of his music, I can say that regardless of the flavor profile of Manson's absinthe, it couldn't possibly be any more tasteless than his last album.
While we're on the topic of absinthe, it wouldn't be right if I left you without a good classic absinthe recipe. The Monkey Gland is a cocktail that often gets lost in the shuffle, but it is always tasty when you need a little bit of that good old wormwood buzz.
2oz Dry Gin
1oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1 teaspoon real pomegranate grenadine
1 teaspoon of absinthe
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.