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Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Prague. I had my first taste of real Absinthe at this comic book-themed bar. Did the whole ritual with the fire and the sugar cube. It was disgusting.

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10 Responses to “Photo of the Day”

  1. #1 |  JimBob | 

    The Czechs know how to mix their pleasures, then?

  2. #2 |  Ryan Bonneville | 

    Yeah, absinthe is only good in a sazerac. It actually does not taste good on its own.

  3. #3 |  perlhaqr | 


  4. #4 |  jb | 

    Going back to Coors light, eh?

  5. #5 |  Ted | 

    Czech absinthe is terrible for the most part. Also the whole lighting the sugar cube of fire is pointless and adds nothing to a good absinthe. Try St. George it’s an absinthe produced in the states, do 3 to 4 parts water to 1 part absinthe. Sugar is optional depending on personal preference for sweetness. Of course if you dont enjoy black licorice you probably wont ever like absinthe.

  6. #6 |  La Fee Verte | 

    Actually, Czech absinthe is pure swill, I hope it was a bottle from France or Spain. Also, the fire thing is baloney, just for spectacle, but the sugar part is legit.

  7. #7 |  Chris | 

    Which bar is this? Enquiring minds (and future Czech travelers) want to know!

  8. #8 |  aairfccha | 

    The fire ritual is as authentic as many czech absinthes: not.

    The proper way is shown here: Slowly dilute with (cold) water.

  9. #9 |  Krigl | 

    Oooh, Kája Saudek! His drawings were big part of my introduction to comics, when I was a little boy. Not that there was much of a competition then, but he opened a lot of doors to me.

    Bar seems to be Batalion Café & Music Bar, at least according to Google.

  10. #10 |  A.G. Pym | 

    To chime in with those above: the “Czech ritual” is a gross debasement of what a good absinthe is all about. Please give it a try with a -good- ab presented properly. Much, much information at