A link from Totalitarianism Today to the wonderfully named Modern Drunkard Magazine leads to a detailed history and review of absinthe, complete with authorial confirmation of its much-touted but sometimes-disputed unusual mental effects. There’s really only one sentence that makes the article on topic for ErosBlog, but sometimes one sentence is enough:

What’s more, the drink had the reputation of being an aphrodisiac and you know where that leads: sex.

Besides which, if you are a drinker or a writer the article is a good read.