Blog: Olly WehringValentine's Day - say it with… Absinthe?!

Olly Wehring | 12 February 2007

If you haven’t sorted out your Valentine treat for your loved one yet, you’ve not got long now.

Me? I’ve nailed my colours to the mast, convincing my better half that we don’t want to be dragged into such consumer-ist nonsense. Bunches of roses? Chocolates? Cards with cuddling teddy bears? Pah - such silliness is for the masses, darling. So, a bunch of flowers on the 15th will be my form of Valentine rebellion.

Besides, they’ll be much cheaper then.

However, one company has a novel idea for those of you wishing to celebrate your love on Wednesday. is suggesting sending your Romeo or Juliet a choice of Absinthes on Valentine’s Day. With over 70 types of Absinthe from around the world on offer, alongside Absinthe chocolate truffles and Absinthe accessories, it could make a refreshing change.

My sole experience of Absinthe, however, doesn’t suggest romance in any form. In a student bar in St Petersburg, ‘cooking’ a sugar cube in a spoon with a lighter before dropping it into a glass of the stuff before necking it with my then-girlfriend (Unrelated, I’m sure, but we didn’t last).

Have I missed something, dear reader? Is there a more romantic link with this green syrup?

Get your Valentine Absinthe goodies here


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