Experience the legend! Absinthe was banned from most European countries for almost 200 years. Since the turn of the 21st century, however, loopholes in laws and production methods have allowed the 'Green Fairy' back into bars all over the continent. Find out what all the fuss is about on your Bratislava stag weekend...
Absinthe isn't like other drinks. It's made from wormwood, which contains a naturally-occurring compound called thujone. Thujone is thought to have psychoactive properties, and if you drink enough of it you'll see why! There's a reason Vincent van Gogh went crazy and cut off his own ear, and it's right there in the burning green liquid you're about to chuck down your throat.
OK, so you're not likely to end up amputating your own ear on this stag weekend absinthe night. But you will experience the flaming green spirit in all its glory. Knock back two shots of the stuff in the company of experts, who will teach you how to burn the liquid and mix in sugar to take away its bitter taste. Then sit back, relax, and wait for the effects!
A stag weekend in Bratislava is all about living large, and doing stuff you wouldn't do on your average night out. We reckon that includes necking shots of absinthe and being chased by the Green Fairy. Enjoy - but very carefully...
In a nutshell:
- 2x free absinthe drinks
- 1 free soft drink